Overview

Do you enjoy working outdoors and looking for an opportunity to do so?

We’re currently looking for new volunteers at Pennytown Ponds to undertake conservation tasks on a  fortnightly basis, session to be held on Mondays. Here you will gain practical environmental skills & training, learn new skills in Conservation and Maintenance task and be trained on how to use land based machinery by a qualified instructor.

About Groundwork

The intention is to improve the site for the benefit of the local community by ensuring public access, and to manage, maintain and develop the site to improve habitats and encourage biodiversity of species.
The Local Nature Reserve is home to a variety of both local and visiting wildlife. The Reserve comprises several habitats, 3 large ponds one of which is a Fishing Pond, hawthorn and mixed hedgerows; two small wildflower meadows. The ponds are the vocal point to the reserve.

A summary of practical tasks includes:

Regular litter picks
Crown raising and thinning in the woodland
Coppicing
Wild flower meadow management
Constructing habitat piles
Hedge laying
Grassland management
Footpath improvements including step construction
Scrub management
Planting