Churwell Environmental Volunteers

 

                 'Caring for the local environment'

             

How can I help?

How do I get involved

Just turn up - no pre-booking is needed.Come early on your first session so that the volunteer leader can take your details and brief you.Make sure you have an up to date tetanus vaccination.

 

When and where we meet

We meet every Thursday 9.30 -12 and Saturday 1.30pm -4pm at the Field Centre LS27 7UQ. You can contact us through e-mail to see when the next working party is or check our Facebook Page

 

What we do

In the spring/summer the work is drystone walling, fencing, path maintenance, pond & stream repair and grass cutting.

In the autumn/winter we turn our hands to hedge laying, coppicing, bramble bashing, and small tree felling.

We also maintain and run a miniature railway and have regular events throughout the year.

 

How do we do it

Tasks are carried out using hand tools, and occasionally power tools. Training is given for each task

 

What do I need to bring 

Suitable clothing

winter - warm clothing, waterproof trousers and coat;  

summer - light trousers, waterproof trousers and coat, a hat and sun protection

sturdy footwear (preferably steel toe capped boots or Wellingtons).

We provide drinks and biscuits.

 

Is there an age limit

Over 15's are welcome to join the Volunteers Under 15's  must be accompanied by an responsible adult.

There is no upper age limit.

 

For further details about the Volunteers contact Steve Hunter (Woodland Officer) call 07836363161

 

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