Reedbed Management at South Essex Marshes
South Essex Marshes
Why we want you
Reedbeds are diverse habitats for many species from small mammals to warblers, buntings and bearded tits. Help us maintiain this habitat and keep its diverse structure by carrying out annual cutting and burning. This is done on a five year rotation so as not cut the same area twice and maintains a varied structure in the reedbed. As an independent registered charity we rely on volunteers to help us carry out this work.
What’s in it for you?
RSPB Team Challenge offers an unusual and cost-effective alternative to the myriad of outdoor 'corporate training' days now on offer. Your employees will join regular RSPB staff at South Essex Marshes nature reserves and become 'Wardens' for a day - making a real contribution to wildlife conservation while working as a team and having fun.
The skills you need
This challenge is carried out during winter months, please be prapared for wet weather conditions. Wellington boots will be required as you may be working in and around shallow water.
Team Challenges can be muddy and energetic, but that's all part of the fun! We will provide supervision and any tools or materials necessary to complete the task.
No experience is necessary but you do need to be able to do physical work.
Volunteers will need a packed lunch and waterproofs.
Minimum commitment: 1 - 2 days
Duration: 10am - 4pm
Period: October - February
Who to contact
Tel: 01268 498617
Your help makes a direct impact on the work of the reserve and we are grateful for your contribution in this way. We do also ask for a donation to cover the cost of organising and equiping team challenges of a minimum of £25 per head.
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.
Reference number: 6344