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

St Ives Charcoal kilns

Friday 23rd June, 2017

Charcoal prep. We will be transporting timber to the kiln site and chopping it to a suitable size to fill the kilns. 

 

Northcliffe Woods,

Friday 30th June, 2017
entrance on Cliffe Wood Avenue, Shipley

We will empty the silt traps at the inflow to the pond, and tackle the Himalayan balsam in the woodland. 

Residential – Bucken, Dry Stone Walling

Friday 7th July, 2017
Upper Wharfedale.

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July

*advance booking

Setting off on Friday morning, we will spend the weekend dry stone walling near Buckden. We will return on Sunday by about 5pm.  We will stay in Town Head Bunk Barn in shared rooms (4 people per room). We share cooking and washing up tasks. We are asking of a contribution of £50 per person (please contact us to discuss this if it is an issue). Please contact us straight away if you are interested in coming – accommodation is limited. 

 

Culture Fusion meadow and garden

Friday 14th July, 2017
culture Fusion, 125 Thornton Rd

We will be tending the vegetable beds, managing bits of the meadow and area near the car park. We also plan to give all the apple trays a thorough clean. 

 

Baildon Moor, bracken control

Friday 21st July, 2017

Our first visit of the year to cut the bracken in the area that we have worked for many years. This management supports the mix of moorland flora. We advise long trousers to guard against the risk of ticks.  

 

Bowling Park Community Orchard

Friday 28th July, 2017
in the allotments on Bowling Park Drive, BD4

We plan to start on some of the construction tasks needed in the orchard. There will also be ongoing tree care, grass cutting and weeding of veg beds etc. 

 

Bowling Park Community orchard

Friday 4th August, 2017
in the allotments on Bowling Pk Drive

Continuing construction of compost bins and shelter repairs and orchard management.  

 

Baildon Moor, bracken control

Friday 11th August, 2017

Bracken cutting to support the mix of moorland flora. We advise long trousers to guard against the risk of ticks. 

No Task

Friday 18th August, 2017

No task today - summer holidays

No Task TBC

Friday 25th August, 2017

proably no Task today - summer holidays

Baildon Moor, bracken control

Friday 1st September, 2017

Final visit of the year, supporting the mix of moorland flora. We advise long trousers to guard against ticks.