Join and help
Eastern Moors on the fringes of Sheffield is a unique joint venture between The RSPB and The National Trust. Known as the Eastern Moors Partnership, the two organisations manage Eastern Moors for people and wildlife on behalf of the Peak District National Park.Breathtaking scenery and nationally renowned climbing edges combine with wildlife to offer something for everyone where the entire area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). You will find heather moorland, blanket bog, acid grassland and woodland supporting large populations of adder and the nationally scarce Golden-ringed dragonfly, amongst other key upland species.Currently the facilities at Eastern Moors are restricted to parking. Toilets are just a wild wee on the moors or a trip down the road to the National Trust, Longshaw Estate, where there is also a tea-room and shop.
The reserve can offer a wide variety of tasks throughout the year but particularly welcomes support during the period from August through to March. Tasks are focused on some of the current woodland and moorland projects and include bracken-bashing, tree planting and woodland work (tree thinning/felling and scrub clearing).
Groups of between 8 - 12 individuals are preferred.We will provide all necessary tools, materials and protective items (PPE). Please bring appropriate clothing for the time of year - sun hats and sun cream plus lots of water to drink if hot and extra layers and waterproofs during the colder months. Please also wear stout boots or shoes. You are covered by our comprehensive public liability insurance and we provide risk assessments and a safety briefing prior to the start of your day. A member of the Eastern Moors Partnership will be with you at all times and all are first-aid trained.
Minimum commitment: 1 dayDuration: 10am - 4pm (flexible)Period: All year
The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the RSPB. Corporate work parties help us tackle jobs that would otherwise take our wardens days or even weeks to complete. Employee volunteering also helps us to build community links and valuable business support, and many of our business volunteers return to our reserves with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join as members and become life-long supporters.
Mike HarrisTel: 07738 029905E-mail: Mike.Harris@rspb.org.uk
All money received from team challenges covers both staff time and equipment costs. Cost: £70 + VAT per person
Reference number: 6076