What we're looking for
South Essex Marshes provide a genuine sanctuary for wildlife in amongst the populated and industrial Basildon, Canvey Island and Stanford-le-Hope areas. Our sites consist of a myriad of dense jungles of reedbed, sweeping open grassland landscapes, thriving intertidal mudflats and many more! We are looking for members of the local community to assist in all aspects of practical habitat management and reserve maintenance. We run regular work parties with a friendly team carrying out tasks ranging from fence building to cutting and burning reeds. All of our activities are vital for the conservation of the site, allowing birds, insects and plants to flourish, as well as retaining good access to, and around, the reserve.