Practical Conservation - Ipsley Alders Marsh

Practical Conservation - Ipsley Alders Marsh


Ipsley Alders Marsh,

Access from either Furze Lane or Alders Drive, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0SE or B98 0PS

Ipsley Alders Marsh © Wendy Carter

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

Position details





Contact details

For more information please email Iain or call him on 01905 754919.

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


One morning once a month - work parties take place at Ipsley on the 1st Sunday of the month at 10am -1pm. Please note that the group meet at the Furze Lane entrance.


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.

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