(Practical Action on Reserves in Cornwall)

Come along and help us conserve the important wild areas of Cornwall

Why should I volunteer?

The Cornwall Wildlife Trust strives to protect examples of all the county's important wildlife sites, many of which are being lost due to changing land-use patterns. Around 40 nature reserves are owned, leased or managed by the trust; this number is constantly increasing. The reserves are safe havens for a wide variety of rare species. The amount of practical reserve management required has increased considerably in recent years. We need your help to carry out this important work.

What will I be doing?

you will be given full instructions on the day by trust staff or experienced volunteers, so no previous experience is needed. The day will commence with an explanation of what you will be doing, how to do it and why you are doing it. depending which reserve you choose you could be doing anything from constructing and installing nesting boxes to digging a pond or clearing scrub.

What's in it for me?

Satisfaction in the knowledge that you are actively assisting in the protection of our wildlife and wild places - All the rewards of working as part of a team - the chance to meet like-minded people - learn new and useful practical skills - improve your knowledge and understanding of wildlife

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Its a good idea to bring wellies or stout work boots (steel toe-Capped are best, waterproofs, packed lunch and a hot drink. Gardening gloves would also be useful if you have them. We also recommend that you have an up-to-date tetanus injection.

Still interested?

To get involved, it's simple! Check our diary Section for details of 'Reserve Working Party' events. Choose one you fancy and turn up on site. If possible give one of the people listed below a quick ring so we can arrange equipment, transport and refreshments!

Contacts: -

Victoria Scott (01872) 273939 (Office Hours)
Steve Chudleigh (0467) 792427 (mobile)

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