Join the Trust for a conservation taster day

Join leading local wildlife charity Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a morning’s practical conservation work on the banks of College Reservoir, near Mabe, Penryn, on Thursday 12th January, and become a volunteer with the Trust’s Upstream Thinking project.
Join the Trust for a conservation taster day

Photo by Claire Rodger

Event details:
• Event: Upstream Wildlife Conservation taster morning
• Date and Time: Thursday 12th January 2017. 10:00am to 1:00pm
• Where to meet: Argal Reservoir Car Park, near Mabe, Penryn, TR11 5PD.
• Free event

 Join leading local wildlife charity Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a morning’s practical conservation work on the banks of College Reservoir, near Mabe, Penryn, on Thursday 12th January, and become a volunteer with the Trust’s Upstream Thinking project.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Upstream Thinking project has been funded by South West Water to work with farmers and landowners in the College and Argal area to promote good wildlife management and clean drinking water. The Upstream Thinking Volunteers Group is an important part of the project, carrying out practical conservation tasks to help local wildlife.

Join the Trust for a conservation taster day

Photo by Beth Heasman

Volunteers will take a walk through beautiful woodland on the water’s edge before carrying out practical work to rejuvenate an area of wet woodland with its luxuriant growth of ferns and mosses and great views over the reservoir. Upstream Thinking Ecologist Liz Cox will be there to answer any questions about the project.

Beth Heasman, Upstream Thinking Volunteer coordinator says,

“Volunteering in practical conservation is a great way to help local wildlife, get fit and meet new people. Our volunteers also learn new skills, from scrub and bracken clearance to meadow management and hedge repairs. We hope people coming on this taster day will get a feel for what our friendly group of volunteers does and join us in the future.”

Booking for the event is essential. Please contact Beth Heasman on 07872 1948212. The site is wet and the ground uneven, so please wear wellies and suitable outdoor clothing. No experience is necessary and all tools and instruction will be provided on the day. Refreshments will be provided. This is a free event, but sorry no dogs.