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Monday 21st August

Anything But Idle

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is keen to hear from anyone wishing to help with the care and maintenance of its largest nature reserve as part of a new recruitment drive.

The team that cares for the Idle Valley Nature Reserve off North Road Retford, one of the most important wildlife areas in the region, is extending the number of conservation volunteer days each week from one to three – to give more people chance to get involved and to secure more help to care for this huge wildlife haven which covers over 600 hectares.

Speaking about the conservation days Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Head of Communications Erin McDaid said: “The volunteer days are a great way of meeting new people, learning new skills and keeping fit. As a volunteer you can also play a vital role in helping the environment and protecting local wildlife and we are keen to recruit more help to support our great team at the Idle Valley.”  

Tasks can be anything from hedge-laying to meadow management and no prior experience is necessary. Volunteers should wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy boots but all tools and equipment will be provided.

From the beginning of September volunteer days will take place between 10am and 3pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays.  The volunteers meet at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve Centre off North Road, just outside Retford and the Idle Valley Nature Reserve can be found by following the official ‘Brown’ signs.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please get in touch with Chris Bates on: 07872403827 or Email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Or alternatively: http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/volunteer

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