Conservation Volunteers

Northcliffe Woods, ShipleyNorthcliffe Woods, ShipleyThe conservation volunteers meet on most Fridays throughout the year.

Forthcoming Friday tasks are listed here.
The Conservation Volunteers may be working additional days on either a Wednesday/Thursday.  Contact the office to find out what is happening. 

We work on a variety of urban and urban fringe sites in the Bradford district, managing them for the benefit of wildlife and local people.

We offer an opportunity for anybody interested in nature conservation or people keen to help maintain local areas and make a positive impact on the local environment. No previous experience is necessary; training will be given on the day.

The meeting point for the workdays is Culture Fusion,
125 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD1 2EP (a few minutes walk from Centenary Square).

Fridays: Please arrive between 9.30 - 9.45am. We leave at 10am. We normally work until mid afternoon, but any contribution is welcomed.
Wednesdays/Thursday:  Leave at 10am.  Contact office for further information.  

We encourage all prospective volunteers to contact the office if you are interested in volunteering and we will discuss details.

Read reports of previous tasks here

BEES Urban Nature Reserve

Friday 24th November, 2017
Laisteridge Lane

We started our winter programme of tree thinning and branch removal today. We cut the coppiced hazel on the bank, and immediately we could tell more light will be getting to the ground to help the flowers. A key aim is to allow more light onto the ponds, to this end we wanted to remove some of the large over hanging branches from the ash trees. The task wasn’t without its excitement - high and heavy branches - but we have made a successful start and will continue when we return in January. 

The university removed 3 skip loads of fly-tipped waste last week. The banking is looking much better, but there is still rubbish to clear on our next visit. 

 
 

Rodley Nature Reserve

Friday 1st December, 2017

Our annual visit to help out at Rodley Nature Reserve with coppicing of the willow areas. 

 

Bowling Park Community Orchard

Friday 8th December, 2017
in the allotments on Bowling Pk Drive

We will make a start on the winter pruning of the fruit trees. In addition there are tasks to continue to prepare the space for the storage shed and carry on with work on the compost bins and the seating areas. 

 

Tree Planting with Forest of Bradford

Friday 15th December, 2017
The location will be confirmed nearer the time.

*Depart 9.30am

Tree Planting with Forest of Bradford.  The location will be confirmed nearer the time. As usual we will finish the last task of the year off with a festive drink. Let us know if you want a place in the minibus. Please arrive in good time for a 9.30 departure.

No Task

Friday 22nd December, 2017

Merry Christmas

No Task

Friday 29th December, 2017

Happy New Year

Tool Maintenance Culture Fusion

Friday 5th January, 2018
125 Thornton Road

A chance to sharpen tools, mend things and make sure the tool sheds are in good order for the year ahead.

 

BEES Urban Nature Reserve

Friday 12th January, 2018
Laisteridge Lane

Continuing with winter tree work to increase the light levels in the Reserve.

 

Bowling Park Community Orchard

Friday 19th January, 2018
in the allotments on Bowling Pk Drive

Continuing with the winter pruning, coppicing some of the boundary trees to allow more light to get in to the fruit trees. We think the Friends of BPCO will have a fire and wassail on Sat 20th Jan. Keep in touch via the FoBPCO Facebook group or ask for your email to be added to the list to be kept informed. 

 

Tree Planting with Forest of Bradford

Friday 26th January, 2018
to be decided

Check time of departure on website

Destination to be decided nearer the time. 

Depending where we are planting we may leave at 9.30am