Regular Practical Reserve Work Party, Dove Stone

Posted:
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Dove Stone

What we're looking for

We are running regular work parties on Wednesdays and Fridays which will carry out practical work such as fellling small trees with hand tools, tree planting (to replace non-native conifer plantations with more biodiverse native broadleaved woodland), fencing, possibly drystone walling, installation of infrastructure eg benches, steps and interpretation boards (improve estate infrastructure and visitor experience), possibly heathland and blanket bog restoration through spreading heather brash and sphagnum moss and blocking drainage ditches (to restore degraded upland habitat and improve their species richness), bracken control, possibility of some meadow restoration work, invasive plant species control, especially Rhododendron. No previous experience is necessary – tools and training are provided. There is opportunity for survey and monitoring work during the spring.

The skills you need

You need a reasonable level of physical fitness and a willingness to work in most weathers and ground conditions - eg. not to mind getting wet and muddy!. You'll also need enthusiasm, to be a team player, a willingness to follow reasonable Health & Safety measures (eg PPE, pre task tools talks etc) and a willingness to learn new skills

Your time

Minimum:
Whatever you can manage - but 1 day per week desirable
Duration:
Wednesdays and Fridays
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

Learn new skills and about nature conservation, meet like-minded people, exercise, enjoy fresh air and a chance to improve place you love for wildlife.

How to apply

Contact

Kate Hanley, Dove Stone
Tel: 01457 819880
Email: Kate.Hanley@rspb.org.uk

Notes

You must bring sturdy boots with a good grip - steel toe-capped if you have them - and clothing suitable for all weathers. Please note there is no visitor centre or catering outlet so you'll need to bring your own lunch.Travel expenses are available up to 25 miles both ways.

Reference number 4805