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South London wildlife volunteering opportunities

Volunteers at Sydenham Hill Wood Local Nature Reserve

See below for current volunteering opportunities with London Wildlife Trust

 

Practical conservation in Croydon and Bromley

We undertake a range of practical conservation activities throughout the year including grassland and scrub management,, maintaining footpaths and fences, rebuilding steps, mowing, and tree management. Conservation grazing with sheep, goats and ponies takes place periodically..

We can sometimes offer a lift which leaves from the Centre for Wildlife Gardening, if we know in advance.

Where: Hutchinson's Bank, Chapel BankSaltbox HillRiddlesdown SSIWest Kent Golf CourseBramley Bank

When: Tuesdays and Fridays and sometimes Sundays, 9.30am-5pm.

Contact: Shaun Marriott, email smarriott@wildlondon.org.uk

 

Practical conservation at Braeburn Park

We undertake a range of practical conservation activities throughout the year including habitat improvements, scrub clearance, tree coppicing, constructing new steps and reprofiling footpaths.

Where: Braeburn Park, Lower Station Road, Crayford DA1 4RG

When: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Contact: Shaun Marriott, email smarriott@wildlondon.org.uk

 

Water for Wildlife

Water for Wildlife is a project focused on London's freshwater habitats - discovering what's living in them, and encouraging more wildlife to do so. There is work taking place in and around various rivers and waterways across the capital during 2016/17 as part of this London Wildlife Trust project. Below are some of the upcoming voluntary opportunities - for more details email David.

Wilderness Island: On Saturday 12th November 2016 bewteen 10am and 3.30pm we’ll be clearing the channel of a recently created backwater at Wilderness Island to allow access for fish and other freshwater species. Such backwaters are important as they provide much need refuge for many species should any pollution events occur on the river.

Farm Bog: We will be helping to protect one of only a handful of lowland raised bogs in London. Farm Bog contains an increasingly rare assemblage of rare species which require specific conditions to thrive. Meet at the car park near Springwell Cottage (SW19 4UL) on Sunday 6th November and Sunday 4th December at 10.30am.

 

Practical conservation at Bellenden Road Nature Garden

We undertake a range of practical conservation activities throughout the year including wildlife pond maintenance, hedgerow maintenance and planting wildflowers.

Where: Bellenden Road Nature Garden Bellenden Road, Peckham SE15 5BQ

When: Thursdays between January and March, 10:30am-2:00pm.

Contact: Sylvia Myers, email smyers@wildlondon.org.uk

 

Environmental education at Centre for Wildlife Gardening

We need volunteers to help run environmental education sessions for primary-aged children. Activities include minibeast safaris and pond dipping. You will learn how to deliver a successful environmental education programme and have the opportunity to shadow experienced staff until you become confident to lead school group and family sessions.

Where: Centre for Wildlife Gardening and other sites in Southwark borough.

When: School sessions take place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays over the spring and summer during term time, with other events held all year round.

Contact: Sylvia Myers, email smyers@wildlondon.org.uk

 

Practical conservation at Centre for Wildlife Gardening

We undertake a range of practical conservation activities throughout the year including garden maintenance, potting up and planting out of plants, pond maintenance, clearance of invasive plants, and the creation and maintenance of our wildlife habitats.

Where: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, Peckham SE15 4EE

When: Wednesdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm.

Contact: Sylvia Myers, email smyers@wildlondon.org.uk

 

Practical conservation at Sydenham Hill Wood

We undertake a range of practical conservation activities throughout the year including habitat management, installing fencing, tree works, and maintenance of paths. We also undertake surveys of bats, butterflies, and ponds.

Where: Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk, Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham SE26 6LS

When: Various days and times

Contact: Daniel Greenwood, email dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk