Corporate Team Challenge - Cwm Clydach

Tuesday 3 August 2010
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Cwm Clydach

What to expect

We need you to help us clear emerging birch trees by hand, which, if left to mature, would change the nature of the habitat and reduce the attractiveness to specialist wildlife. Some of our boardwalks are coming to the end of their natural lives: rot is setting in and the structure is now beyond repair. We need to remove these boardwalks before they become unsafe. We need to make way for their replacements. Building 'bug hotels' from old boardwalk waste. We want to provide a suitable environment for frogs, toads & newts, bees, creepy crawlies, dragonflies, damselflies and small mammals to thrive. They in turn provide a food source for other birds and wildlife. As a bonus we get to recycle our boardwalk waste saving on all the hydrocarbons otherwise required to ship the waste from site. At Cwm Clydach birds like willow warbler, bullfinch and redpolls as well as butterflies like the silver-washed fritillary, will benefit from this management.

Your group

We will provide all necessary tools, materials and protective items (PPE). Please bring appropriate clothing for the time of year – sun hats and sun cream plus lots of water to drink if hot and extra layers and waterproofs during the colder months. Please also wear stout boots or shoes. You are covered by our comprehensive public liability insurance and we provide risk assessments and a safety briefing prior to the start of your day. A warden will be with you at all times and there will always be at least one first aider close-at-hand throughout the day.

Support us

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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

If you're looking for a novel idea for your organisation's team away day then look no further that RSPB Cymru's nature reserves. We offer an unusual and cost-effective alternative to the myriad of outdoor corporate challenge days now on offer. You may become wardens for a day or get involved in some unusual activities to raise funds or to further the RSPB's objectives. A great way to promote teamwork, boost morale and make a positive contribution to the environment and the local community.

How to apply


Mike Harris, Northern England Regional Office, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 233 4300


Team challenge income provides a vital contribution towards staff time, materials and equipment (including personal protective equipment), as well as helping support the important work of the reserve. Cost: £70 + VAT per person

Reference number 5156