Practical Nature Reserve Volunteer
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SummaryHelp us maintain the day to day upkeep of the reserve and ensure it is thriving for all wildlife.
What will I be doing?
Practical reserve management and maintenance with a group of volunteers. Tasks can include scrub cutting, hedgelaying, reed cutting, path clearance, and a range of other jobs. Any training you need will be given on the day and all tools are provided.
Where do we meet?
Usually at the car park off the A38 roundabout, nearest postcode GL207RW. Sometimes we might meet at other entrances - we will let you know by e-mail where the meeting point for each task will be.
How much time do I need to commit?
You’ll be notified in advance of work days and you can choose which ones to attend. You can come as little or as often as you like. Work days run from 10am until 3pm unless otherwise stated, but you can leave earlier if you wish.
What do I need to bring?
You’ll need to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and strong footwear such as walking boots. In the winter the site can be very wet so wellies are advisable. We can provide gloves but you may prefer to bring your own gardening /work gloves. We will stop for a mid-morning break and lunch so bring a snack, flask and packed lunch. In the summer it gets very hot out in the fields so bring plenty of water to drink, a hat and sun-cream.
About Tewkesbury Nature Reserve
Establish, develop and maintain a healthy and thriving community nature reserve, by protecting, improving, and conserving the natural environment, and enhancing the biodiversity of the site.
Make the reserve accessible to the public as a place for recreation, education, and the promotion of health and wellbeing, while balancing the needs of visitors with those of the natural environment.
Develop the reserve as an outdoor learning environment, and promote an understanding and appreciation of freshwater wetlands, nature and wildlife across all age groups through active community participation.
Reinstate and support natural hydrological processes, re-naturalise watercourses and create new wetland areas, creating new spaces for nature and improving the site’s ability to retain water, and playing a part in reducing flooding.