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Conservation in Lincolnshire

Working at Scotgrove Wood
Working at Scotgrove Wood

Lincolnshire has some beautiful countryside. What better way to discover it than by volunteering on a nature conservation task with Lincoln Conservation Group?

Lincoln Conservation Group was formed in 1994. We carry out practical nature conservation work in and around Lincoln, helping to conserve the natural history and biodiversity (variety of plant and animal life) of the area, and having fun at the same time!

WHO: Volunteers with Lincoln Conservation Group come from all sorts of backgrounds and span all ages (though you must be 16 years or over to join us). We share an interest in our environment and in nature conservation. We also get together socially for the cinema, bike rides, the pub and meals out.

WHAT: Our volunteer workdays (tasks) include coppicing and hedge laying, tree and hedge planting, woodland management, grassland management, dry stone walling, pond restoration and construction work. We carry out work for organisations such as: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust; City of Lincoln Council; Lincolnshire County Council, Natural England and the Forestry Commission.

WHEN: We usually hold volunteer workdays on the first and third Sunday each month. We meet at the site for 10am and work until 3.30-4pm, depending on the time of year (though we also welcome people for just part of the day). Once or twice a year we have an 'away weekend' nature conservation task.

WHERE: We work on the wildlife havens in and around the city of Lincoln, on nature reserves around Lincolnshire and occasionally for nature conservation organisations further afield, such as Derbyshire and Yorkshire. We share transport to the sites.

WHY: There are lots of reasons why we volunteer with the Lincoln Conservation Group, but a few of them are:

• Helping to conserve the county's natural history

• Getting out into the countryside at the weekend

• Keeping fit

• Learning new skills

• Making friends

For more information about volunteering with the group:

Get a copy of our 'Nature Conservation Volunteer Days' leaflet from libraries around Lincoln - the leaflet is published three times a year;

Email us (lincolnconservationgroup@googlemail.com)

Phone Richard on 01522 525725.

Lincoln Conservation Group provides instruction in the safe use of tools and in nature conservation techniques. We are affiliated to BTCV (the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers).

We supply tea, coffee and biscuits but bring your own lunch and soft drinks.

Wear old clothes, as they may get very dirty, and tough boots; bring waterproofs in case of rain.

You have to be 16 years or over to volunteer with us.

You should also have had a tetanus vaccination.

For details of current workdays and events visit:




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