Nature Conservation – Weekly Volunteering

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Date(s) - 31/10/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Nature Conservation |  Weekly Volunteering 

Every Thursday 10am to 12noon we’re going to be volunteering at Silverdale Country Park – doing our bit to ‘Give’ (Spirit) and ‘Care’ (Planet)!

We work under the guidance of the park ranger, doing activities like planting wildflower meadow, species diversity surveys, brash hedge laying, fence building and mending, and wildlife habitat building – plus generally helping to make the park safe and secure for the human’s and nature.  We’re joined by the park’s regular bunch of volunteers who share a wealth of knowledge of the Silverdale landscape and it’s wildlife inhabitants – so it’s a great place to share information and learn too.  We don’t profess to be nature experts, so we’re learning all the time too.

Human-Nature Escapes - Nature Conservation Silverdale 1    Human-Nature Escapes CIC - Silverdale Country Park

Images showing collecting data on species diversity

Human-Nature Escapes CIC - Nature Conservation 1    Human-Nature Escapes CIC - Nature Conservation 2

Images showing wire fence building protecting Wildlife Conservation Areas

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Images showing installation of ‘rot boxes’, providing dead wood habitats for insects

In order to participate you’ll need to complete a volunteer application form provided by the Groundwork West Midlands Ranger and abide by the instructions and risk assessments provided.  This activity is coordinated by the Park Ranger and comes under the park operators insurance.

More information about Silverdale Country Park can be found on a new website, which also includes informative videos and photos showing the mining history of the site.

Silverdale Country Park is operated and manged by partners Groundwork and The Land Trust.