The Charnwood Sunday group meets on the second Sunday of most months to undertake practical nature conservation tasks on the Trust's nature reserves in the Charnwood area. The group is run by our Reserves Officer, Morag Scott Porteous, and tasks include cutting back along pathways, removing bracken and bramble encroachment, thinning gorse and removing Himalayan balsam.
Below: gorse cutting at Ulverscroft
Click here to see our latest volunteer newsletter, Billhooks & Biscuits, which provides more information about the tasks volunteers undertake on our nature reserves. It also contains the latest work programme.
Some past copies of the newsletter are here:
For more information or if you have any questions click here to look at ‘Your Questions Answered’
To find out more or to request your volunteer application pack, please e-mail Morag at: [email protected] or ring 0116 248 7360
The pack gives you information about volunteering with the Sunday Group, and includes the volunteer registration form and how to book in for your first 'try out' day.
Here's what some of our current volunteers have to say..........
I can’t think of a better way to get to visit and learn more about the reserves whilst making a positive contribution to their conservation.
I have learned so much and gained many new skills and understand more about nature and woodland management. The staff are very knowledgable as are most of the volunteers.
The work is very positive, helping to maintain the reserves as havens for wildlife and beautiful places to visit.