Practical Conservation - Wilden Marsh
, Between Stourport and Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY13 9JT
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 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
Wilden Marsh lies within the Trust's Living Landscapes River Stour area as part of a string of wildlife sites along the Stour and nearby canals. It is an important wetland with many marshland plants now uncommon elsewhere in Worcestershire including marsh cinquefoil, marsh arrow-grass, marsh pennywort, lesser water parsnip and southern marsh orchid. Wetland restoration is the focus here, with tasks aimed at clearing any encroaching scrub and bramble from the meadows and river banks.
- 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
Work parties take place on last Sunday and 2nd Tuesday of the month.
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.