Conservation Project – Outdoors

This nature reserve consists of 33 acres of mature, broadleaved woodland and meadow. It is also an educational resource to 7000+ school children every year who use the Park as an outdoor classroom. Its Friends group was established to encourage greater use of this inner urban green space as a sanctuary for people, a place of biodiversity, while protecting & preserving the historic content. It is dependent upon the work of volunteers and there is an ongoing challenge to maintain the balance between Nature conservation and develop the park for its use by the whole community. Volunteers were involved in removing invasive species and cutting down small trees, changing the soil fertility to encourage wild flowers, tree planning and improvements to footpaths.

Again no experience is needed for this type of volunteering activity as equipment and guidance is provided.