London Wildlife Trust (Hillingdon) – Conservation Volunteer
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London Wildlife Trust is dedicated to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London’s diverse communities through free access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and education.
In Hillingdon, the London Wildlife Trust manages ten Nature Reserves, mostly on behalf of Hillingdon Council. The Hillingdon Group of volunteers augment the work of staff-led teams by carrying out practical conservation work to enhance the wildlife value of the nature reserve habitats. They also take part in wildlife surveys, arrange events and when necessary campaign to protect wildlife sites.
Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:
The Hillingdon Group volunteers typically work two or three Sundays in a month, mostly between Autumn and Spring. Sessions are generally around 3-4 hours. There is no commitment to attend all tasks.
There is no fixed base: volunteers may work at a variety of nature reserves, one in particular (The Grove) is close to Brunel.
The dates and locations for this volunteering opportunity are below:
- Sunday 19 August 09:45 - TEN ACRE WOOD
- Mowing and raking the meadows to improve diversity.
- Sunday 26 August 09:45 - GUTTERIDGE WOODS
- Mowing the West meadow to keep it open and the thorn in its place.
- Sunday 16 September 09:45 - GUTTERIDGE WOODS
- Carrying on from 26 August, probably baling the grass mown in the West meadow.
- Sunday 23 September 09:45 - YEADING BROOK MEADOWS
- Mowing the Hollows to keep the rich variety of flowers.
- Sunday 30 September 09:45 - YEADING BROOK MEADOWS
- More mowing in the Hollows to keep the rich variety of flowers.
- Sunday 14 October 09:45 - PARK ROAD PONDS
- Pulling typha and cutting back willow to maintain open water.
- Sunday 28 October 09:45 - GUTTERIDGE WOODS
- Cutting back scrub in the meadows to keep them open and diverse.
- Sunday 18th November 9.45am - THE GROVE
- Continuing our work to open up and improve the habitats in and around the pond.
No necessary skills are needed as training is provided.
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- Full training provided
- Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
- All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony