Practical Work

Balsam bashing/reserve maintenance

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Project Summary

Join us for a day of practical conservation and reserve management tasks at Willow Garth Nature Reserve. There’s always plenty to do whatever the season; reedbed management and removing invasive species to name a few. The nature reserve has a mixture of habitats including woodland and wetlands that need to be maintained for the wildlife and public.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 01/07/2019
  • End Date: 20/09/2019
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Organisation Name: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Project Category: Improving habitats,Other


Project Description

1st July | 17th July | 31st July | 20th September

Useful information for Task Days

Things you need to know:

  • Task days start at 10am and usually run until 4pm.
  • Sometimes task days may change because of adverse weather. Please check the website for updates.
  • If you’re new to a site, please call the relevant contact to check task day details and let them know you’re coming.
  • New volunteers will need to provide emergency contact details and relevant medical details before beginning, just in case of any incident or accident.

What you should bring:

  • A packed lunch and plenty to drink.
  • Hard-wearing shoes, boots or wellies
  • Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Waterproofs, sunscreen and insect repellent when necessary, you never know what the weather will do!

Tools and gloves will be provided.