Wetland Restoration

Down to the Coast, Wetland Restoration Project

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Project Summary

Wetland restoration on the Isle of Wight, across a range of sites along the east Yar, volunteers needed for practical habitat restoration activities to help increase the available habitats for a range of species including water vole, wetland birds and plants. No commitment necessary, tasks available weekdays throughout the year.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 28/11/2018
  • End Date: 31/01/2020
  • County: Hampshire
  • Organisation Name: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

The wetland project is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project, setting out to restore wetland habitats on the Isle of Wight over 4years (started 2016). As part of the bid HIWWT purchased a new nature reserve, which is rapidly becoming an important refuge for wildlife but also completes an 8km stretch of conservation land in the east Yar valley.

Volunteers are essential to the delivery of the project, assisting on a range of tasks but most popular are our tree and scrub clearance tasks, essential in creating open dynamic ecosystems.

We have an excellent core of volunteers, from various backgrounds - all passionate about the outdoors and our work. So bring a packed lunch, a flask of tea and some stout footwear and join us for wetland fun!