Conservation Volunteering Taster Day

Sunday 10th December 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Have you ever thought about volunteering? Do you love the great outdoors and want to get stuck in and learn new skills? At Rutland Water Nature Reserve we are hosting 4 habitat management volunteering taster days!

Rutland Water Nature Reserve is located on the shoreline of Rutland Water and consists of over 1000 acres of wonderful grassland, wetland and woodland habitat.

Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to work with other enthusiastic people in beautiful settings, to get healthy exercise outdoors and to make new friends. No previous experience is needed: we explain all the tasks and teach you how to do them. Volunteers of all ages, abilities and cultures are welcome.

No previous experience of volunteering or conservation work is necessary to participate in our conservation taster days, but you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness.

Our staff team leading the day will show you how to do each task and cover the safety aspects you will need to bear in mind. We provide volunteers with all tools and any safety equipment needed for the task.

Coppicing Sunday 10th December 2017 – 10am-1pm

Coppicing is the process of cutting back trees and shrubs to ground level in an area of woodland to allow new growth while opening up the ground level to more light, allowing other wildflowers to grow through. This is done through different parts of the reserve, to the benefit of both flora and fauna.

You will spend your morning sawing and pruning the area as well as dragging and burning the vegetation. We recommend sturdy footwear and gardening gloves.

Booking is essential for these sessions due to limited spaces.
To book on contact Sarah Proud on 01572 720049 or volunteering@rutlandwater.org.uk

Online bookings are not available for this event.