Thursday, 31 January 2019

Join conservation volunteers at Welsh Harp on February 16th

 From Friends of Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre

You are invited to join the  next Friends Monthly Conservation  event on:

Saturday 16th February, 10am – 12.30pm

Each month a great group of individuals come together to do extremely useful conservation and maintenance work around the Centre using basic gardening tools, to gain skills and meet new people.  This work supports the activities of the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre including over 3000 school children that attend the Centre each year and improves the biodiversity of the woodland habitat.

What will be the tasks at the next event?

  • Clear blackthorn from the meadow
  • Sand the new wooden pond fence
  • Other tasks as they come up
What else do you need to know?
  • All welcome! Young people aged 17 years and under need to be accompanied by a responsible adult, each individual child under 11 years old will need an adult with them at all times as we are using sharp tools. 
  • Tasks can be adapted or alternative tasks available for all levels of involvement.
  • Tea, coffee and snacks, steel toe cap wellington boots, tools and gloves are all provided. 
  • Wear comfortable outdoor clothing suitable for gardening.
  • Please meet inside the Education Centre.
We have achieved a lot since these events have started and we will continue to address many other aspects of the WHEEC Habitat Management Plan that need attending to. If you would like a copy of the management plan or information about the group, please email me:

Hope to see as many of you as possible at the next event!

We are also looking for volunteers on Tuesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm at the Centre as part of an existing group to do a bit of general gardening around the site. If you think you could help, click here for more information and how to apply.
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There are also opportunities for training. To find out when the next training is have a look on our events calendar or to sign up to the training bulletin on our Training webpage.

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