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Practical Conservation Volunteer (Ipsley Alders)

Ipsley Alders Marsh (c) Zoe StevensIpsley Alders Marsh (c) Zoe Stevens

Location: Ipsley Alders, Redditch B98 0PS

Opportunity type: Work Party

Available: Sundays

Frequency: Monthly


Our volunteer team at Ipsley Alders Marsh are looking for volunteers to help them manage this beautiful nature reserve in the middle of Redditch.

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 site's special features for now and for the future.

Type of work

Set in the urban surroundings of Redditch, Ipsley Alders Marsh nature reserve is a breath of fresh air. A marshland setting, this reserve is home to some of Worcester’s rarities including marsh stitchwort and blunt-flowered rush.  Work here involves maintenance of the scrub and wetland areas.

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

One morning once a month - work parties take place at Ipsley on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10am -1pm

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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