Do you need a group of hard working, enthusiastic, experienced volunteers to help restore and maintain wildlife habitat in your reserve? Maybe we can help.
We work on Sundays within about 20 miles of Cambridge. We have our own tools, transport, insurance & first aiders. The group started over 50 years ago, some of our volunteers have been with the group for more than 30 years and have experience in a range of conservation work. We coppice, pollard, lay hedges, cut scrub, rogue rhododendron, pull-up seedlings, bash Himalayan balsam, rake reeds, build steps, boardwalks & dry stone walls, lay paths and erect fences.
For cutting we use hand tools like bow saws, bill-hooks & loppers. We don't normally use power tools but have some volunteers trained to use chain saws and brush cutters.
Our volunteers have a range of ages and backgrounds. Some of our volunteers work in conservation and are experts in their field.
We have worked for conservation organisations like the Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Natural England, Butterfly Conservation, Otter Trust & Scottish Natural Heritage; local authorities such as Cambridge City Council, South Cambs DC & parish councils; and small private reserves. We get appreciative comments from our clients and return to many sites year after year.
We regularly travel further afield to Norfolk, Wales and Scotland for longer residential tasks. We have also travelled to Eastern Europe on several occasions. We normally stay in a local bunkhouse, village hall or campsite.
We make a small charge per volunteer day and for travel expenses. We average 10 volunteers on a task, this varies between about 5 and 15 depending upon the work, the site and the weather on the day.
If you would like us to work with you please contact John, the task organiser - email@example.com