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Practical Conservation Volunteer (Penorchard)

Penorchard MeadowsPenorchard Meadows

Location: Penorchard Meadows

Opportunity type: Work Party

Available: Mondays

Frequency: Monthly


Our volunteer team at Penorchard Meadows are looking for volunteers to help them manage one of the largest remaining areas of semi-natural grasslands in Worcestershire.

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

Penorchard Meadows is a series of unimproved grasslands and holds many wildflower species such as knapweed, bird’s-foot trefoil, eyebright, dyer’s greenweed, common spotted orchid, ragged robin, jointed rush and lesser spearwort. Scrub clearing to prevent encroachment is an important task that takes place to maintain the meadows for wildflower species.

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

Work parties take place on the 1st Monday of every month at 10am.

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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