The second CITO week of 2018 starts on the 15th of September so come so come along to the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award winning cemetery and earn your second CITO week souvenir . Without the efforts of volunteers, the cemetery could not operate as the wildlife and visitor haven it is today.
York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city center. Volunteers contribute in many ways, helping to maintain and develop the wild and beautiful 24-acre site, rich in local history and ecology.
Winter is just around the corner and so for our second CITO weekend we thought we'd do something a little different and give our feathered friends a helping hand to bulk up by making feeding balls for them to snack on during the winter months, plus it'll give you all a rest from whacking brambles for a change, though if anyone fancies a bit of bramble bashing we can arrange that for you quite easily.
We will spend an hour or two making the feeding balls and then head out onto site to hang a few up as well, we'd like to make enough that we can store some for the winter months. At about 12noon we will stop for lunch. Bring a packed lunch and a flask. Hopefully we will be working outside weather permitting, but we do have a 'Plan B' in case the weather turns.
You could also take the opportunity to grab the cemetery traditional, multi, puzzle and earth caches whilst you are here.
Important information, please read.
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Saturday 15th September 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Firstly if you are planning to come then please log a 'will attend' note, mention how many will be in your group, this is extremely important as it will ensure we source the right volume of ingredients to make the feeding balls.
Meet us at the rear of the Cemetery Chapel for introductions and a brief H&S chat. We will be the ones wearing bright orange. Come and introduce yourself as Geocachers if you've not been before, we will have a log book for you to sign.
We will be providing all the material and tools needed to make the feeding balls, but if you want to chip in then simply bring a block of lard or a bag of seeds/nuts with you.
Children are welcome, but must be supervised. No dogs are allowed in the cemetery, apart from registered assistance dogs. Please remember that this is a working cemetery and there will probably be people visiting graves.
Our tasks on the day may change depending on the weather, we will update the listing and make announcements accordingly, please ensure you have logged a 'will attend' to receive these updates.
Previous Cemetery CITO's
Showers & Spades
Bramble Beatdown II
Gardening at the cemetery