New Severn Valley conservation group started
A new conservation group has been launched to look after countryside sites around part of the county.
An existing group that works on Severn Valley Country Park at Alveley, as well as other sites in south Shropshire, has proved so successful that there are too many volunteers on the single night that they meet – so a second group is being started after 20 years.
Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnerships team in Bridgnorth has launched a second day of volunteering with existing members of the conservation volunteer group that has met every Tuesday for more than 20 years.
That group has now reached capacity so the new group has been set up to run on Thursdays.
James Brookes, countryside ranger, said: "So far we have five to six regular members and we would love to have more people join our band of helpers.
"The group meets every Thursday, 9am to 3.30pm, mainly at Severn Valley Country Park at Alveley between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster, but the group will also work on other country parks and nature reserves in the local area from time to time.
"Volunteers are asked to wear old clothes and steel toe capped boots, bring waterproofs and a packed lunch and drink.
"Tasks can include anything form coppicing in our woodlands, building fences, vegetation management to helping with large events such as our 10K Run."
Anyone interested is asked to call 01746 781192 for further information, and let the group know before visiting to make sure which site the volunteers will be at.