Start of Volunteering 2008/09

Here is the list of forthcoming volunteering days for Fleet Pond. They are held on the second Sunday of each month and run from September to June. All members of the public are very welcome to attend.

Sunday 14th September 2008- Fugelmere Marsh (clear alder and sallow)

Sunday 12th October 2008- Gelvert Marsh (remove alder)

Sunday 9th November 2008- Coldstream Marsh (removal of sallow/alder)

Sunday 14th December 2008- Gelvert Marsh (or Coldstream Marsh)

Sunday 11th January 2009- Dry Heath (remove birch saplings)

Sunday 8th February 2009- Dry Heath (remove birch saplings)

Sunday 8th March 2009- Gelvert Glade (removal of birches)

Sunday 12th April 2009 – TBA

Sunday 10th May 2009 – TBA

Sunday 14th June 2009 – TBA

All tasks start from the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close (next to 65 Kenilworth Road), Fleet at 9.30 am. All tools are provided. Please wear old clothing and strong waterproof boots or wellingtons. Protective gloves are available and wellingtons can be supplied for young volunteers. A warm drink and a tasty snack is supplied mid-morning (but bring your own supplies if staying much longer than midday).

Tasks usually stop around 1.30 or 2 pm but we can continue after lunch if enough volunteers decide to stay (this is relatively unusual). For further information, please see About section above (which includes a map of locations).

Many people take photos at Fleet Pond and then post them on the web – the picture above is an example.