Practical Conservation - Southern (Upton) Reserves

Location:

Brotheridge Green,

West section of disused railway line in Brotheridge Green, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, WR8 0AU

Seed harvesting at Boynes Coppice by Helen Dorey

Focusing on four of our grassland sites in the south of Worcestershire, this volunteer team looks after Brotheridge Green, Boynes Coppice and Meadows, Nash’s Meadows and Melrose Farm Meadows.

Position details

Commitment

Wednesday

Frequency

Monthly

Contact details

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

Purpose of Role

Our practical conservation volunteers are an essential part of the team working on the 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

With a focus of restoring and maintaining their wildflowers, tasks include, mowing, scrub control, hedge management and fencing.

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 tools but training will be given
  • Willingness to be involved in a number of tasks as directed
  • Suitable for everyone

Time/days

Tasks run on the second Wednesday of each month. Sep-Mar only.

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, whilst 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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