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Practical Conservation Volunteer (Feckenham Wylde Moor)

Feckenham Wylde Moor hay-making (c) Paul MeersFeckenham Wylde Moor hay-making (c) Paul Meers

Location: Feckenham Wylde Moor, Feckenham B96 6JL

Opportunity type: Work Party

Available: Wednesdays

Frequency: Fortnightly


Our volunteer team at Feckenham Wylde Moor are looking for more pairs of hands to help them manage this wonderful nature reserve on the edge of Feckenham village.

Purpose of Role

Our practical conservation volunteers are an essential part of the team working on nature reserves across the county. Volunteers help with practical conservation management to maintain the sites special features for now and for the future.

Type of work

This wetland reserve of Feckenham Wylde Moor has a high diversity of wildflowers, wetland birds & insects, particularly dragonflies. Tasks include pond clearance, coppicing, pollarding, fencing and scrub cutting.

Basic information

  • Interest and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife conservation
  • Willingness to work outside in all weathers
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Basic use of hand tools; training will be given
  • Willingness to be involved in a number of tasks as directed
  • Suitable for everyone with a basic level of fitness

Time/days

Twice a month - work parties take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10am.  In summer, tasks are survey work and footpath maintenance.

Benefits

Being a practical conservation volunteer gives you the chance to see Worcestershire’s special places, home to some of the county’s rarest wildlife, while learning about their management. The reserves are great places to observe wildlife and just being outdoors is great for your overall health and wellbeing as well as keeping you fit.

Contact details:

For more information please email Helen Dorey or call her on 01905 754919.

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