Give a little time to save nature in Manchester this summer

Jenny Hackland

Friday 24 February 2017

With spring just around the corner, the RSPB are calling for new volunteers in Manchester and are holding a special event for the public to find out more.

The event will take place on Sunday 5 March at Sale Water Park and people are invited to drop-in between 11 am-3 pm to meet RSPB staff and volunteers, find out what it means to become an RSPB volunteer and learn more about the charity's work in and around Manchester, including the Manchester Peregrine Date with Nature.

The famous pair of Manchester peregrines will soon be back in the city and the project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help set up the view points and chat to people about the fastest animals on the planet that lives, breeds and feeds within the city centre.

Stuart Bartlett, from the Manchester Peregrine Date with Nature said:"While lots of people are interested in getting involved in practical conservation, one role where we are short of help is enthusing the public about the peregrines in Manchester and the wider work of the RSPB. This role is a fun way of learning new skills and meeting new people, whilst directly supporting the RSPB's work. The project runs from mid-April until mid-July, so we would love to hear from people who are regularly available to volunteer during those times, but there are lots of opportunities to get involved at other times, too. Why not come down and find out more? All our volunteers are fantastic and we simply couldn't achieve what we do without them!"

For more information, head to the event at Sale Water Park, Rifle Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2LXor contact Jenny Hackland, Mersey Valley Project Officer on 07540 121 309 or email

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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