Established 1962 - the longest-running local group in Britain
Cambridge Conservation Volunteers have been providing practical help to nature reserves in and around Cambridge since 1962. We also work at sites elsewhere in East Anglia, the UK and Europe. See the map for some of our past and present work sites.
We work to maintain and preserve habitat for native species
We work most Sundays throughout the year apart from the Spring to avoid disturbing nesting birds. In Autumn and Winter we are mainly coppicing, hedge-laying and scrub cutting in woodland and nature reserves. In the Summer we are out in the fens raking reeds or wading in the river pulling up invasive Himalayan balsam.
We have some favourite sites in Norfolk, Wales and Scotland that we regularly visit. We have been known to go further afield to places such as Hungary and Romania to protect unique species and habitats.
Socials and a chance to learn
We normally have social event every month - a meal at a local restaurant, a BBQ, a bat safari or a walk in a nature reserve. Our monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday or Thursday of the month (Zoom or at the pub) where we discuss group business and upcoming tasks. All are welcome!
We don't have a formal membership. Join the mailing list and come along to a Sunday task or the monthly meeting. Email email@example.com with questions.