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Poo-pooing the poo policy

March 15, 2017 – 12:05 pm |

This is just a casual reminder to everyone who walks their dog on our sites across the Forest of Marston Vale – we appreciate that the Forestry Commision’s ‘Stick and Flick’ campaign works for them, …

World Wetlands Day!

February 2, 2017 – 10:30 am |

Today, the 2nd February, is World Wetlands Day! A day to celebrate everything that’s great about Wetlands around the world, including our very own Wetland Nature Reserve here at the Forest of Marston Vale Millennium …

Tree Planting 2017

December 14, 2016 – 11:51 am |

I know Christmas isn’t *quite* over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the next chapter in the Forest of Marston Vale’s tree planting – Waypost Wood on Sunday 12th Feb 2017!
Over in Cranfield, on …

Trees for World Peace?

June 10, 2016 – 12:00 pm |

Did you know that there’s a (kind of) law in China that everyone over the age of 11 has to plant 3 saplings a year? Or that they have tree planting events each spring with …

Love your Forest!

May 17, 2016 – 11:14 am | 2 Comments

I just had to share with you these lovely words written about the Forest by one of our young visitors, Amber age 11. I hope it inspires you to get outdoors and enjoy the Forest of Marston …

A thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day

February 24, 2016 – 3:06 pm |

Treat your Mum to something very special this Mother’s Day and Dedicate a Tree to her to show how much you care. For just £20 your gift will keep on growing and be there for …

Treemendous effort!

February 18, 2016 – 2:28 pm |

What better way to spend a Sunday than helping to create a forest?! Over 500 volunteers, young and old, thought it was a wonderful idea and joined our annual tree planting event on Sunday 7th February.
Every year we …

Dog Control Orders- are you aware?

September 15, 2015 – 11:00 am |

The Millennium Country Park is a great spot to exercise your dog with lots of safe paths, dog bins located around the Park, drinking water available and even free dog bags at reception if you …

5 ways to make going back to school a bit greener

September 1, 2015 – 10:30 am |

How is it that time already/where did summer go/where did the entire year go….valid questions, all leading to the same conclusion – it’s back to school time. Regardless of the length of the summer holidays, …

5 Ways to Host an Eco-Friendly Party

July 27, 2015 – 2:36 pm | One Comment

Come rain or shine, summer is always party season. Having lived through 28 summer-holiday birthdays, I’m used to all the pitfalls: people being on holiday, rain ruining a barbecue, people bringing children along to an …

Highly Commended at the EE Awards!

April 23, 2015 – 12:03 pm | One Comment

Last night was the gala award ceremony for the Environment and Energy Awards 2015 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, and ‘The Forest Centre’ had been shortlisted as one of 9 companies in the …

All Dried Up

March 20, 2015 – 12:00 pm |

It’s hard to believe when you look at the 200-acre Stewartby Lake, which essentially filled itself up, that there are lakes in the world that have literally shrivelled to nothing in the same time span. …

Forests International Day

March 15, 2015 – 11:30 am |

The UN host their International Forests Day on 21st March this year, and of course, we are keen to point out some of the key reasons why Forests are great! Obviously, our Forest is young …

Caught on Camera

March 13, 2015 – 11:03 am | 2 Comments

We’ve caught someone on camera literally just chucking their empty plastic bottle out of their car, onto the floor of our car park. This is a regular visitor who we suspected had been doing this …

World Wetlands Day

February 1, 2015 – 11:30 am |

On 2nd Feb 1971, the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran – “an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands,recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.” In other words, …

Eco cities of the future…

August 8, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Imagine a town powered entirely by solar panels, where everyone shuns cars in favour of the omnipresent tram and houses don’t require heating. Add some flying cars and eyeball scanning doorbells and you have a …

Why switching seats is better than air con…

July 19, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Is there anything worse than getting to your sun-soaked holiday destination and finding no air conditioning in the hotel? Even if we’re talking about Bournemouth rather than the Med – it’s a horrible feeling to …

7 billion and counting

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 am |

Check out this website. It shows a flickering total of the population of the world where every second the figure changes several times to account for births and deaths. It’s actually quite creepy…but it puts things …

Change your face wash – save the Ocean.

June 6, 2014 – 11:00 am |

Officially recognised by the UN in 2008, Sunday 8th June is World Oceans Day. Much like trees, the ocean generates a lot of the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. There’s a reason that …

Get on yer’ bike…

May 13, 2014 – 8:49 am | One Comment

In case you haven’t noticed us mentioning it before, this Friday is National Bike to Work day – perfect for those who live close enough to work; perhaps not so much for those who commute …



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