Team Challenge - RSPB Medmerry

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Nature Reserves

What to expect

Between 2011-2013, the Environment Agency (EA) constructed 4.25 miles (7 km) of new floodbank inland from the sea between Selsey and Bracklesham, on one of the last undeveloped stretches of coast anywhere between Southampton and Brighton. This area of land has now become RSPB Medmerry nature reserve, a landscape with new mudflats, tidal lagoons and saltmarshes that's teeming with life. Watch redshank and golden plover feeding in the wetland pools as you work; you may even catch a glimpse of one of the resident short-eared owls. Facilities: car parking.

Your group

Team Challenges are muddy and energetic, but that's all part of the fun! We will supply all tools and the necessary protective equipment such as gloves. No skills are required, just make sure to bring old clothes, waterproofs, plenty of drinking water and packed lunches. Group size: 7 - 50

Support us

1 day
10am - 4pm (flexible)
September - March

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.

How you will help us

Help us with our nature conservation work; we have a variety of projects running throughout the year including: tree planting, the big beach clean and making homes for wildlife on avocet island. Start the day with a talk introducing you to the reserve and the RSPB, before heading out on your conservation task. Enjoy the afternoon spotting the site's fascinating wildlife with one of our knowledgeable wardens.

How to apply


Hilary Bourne, South East England Regional Office
Tel: 01273 775333


All money received from team challenges covers both staff time and equipment costs. Cost: £70 + VAT per person

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