Filsham Reedbed Conservation Group

Location:
Filsham Reedbed, St. Leonards, East Sussex TN38 8DY
Overview of the role:
One of the largest surviving reedbeds in Sussex is home to many breeding warblers during the summer. The ponds attract many birds in the autumn and winter including harriers, bitterns and kingfishers. This location is near public transport but having your own transport or access to a vehicle to get you there is preferable. This is a very practical volunteering and you will need to wear suitable old clothes. Gloves and tools are provided but you are welcome to use your own gloves
Type of tasks you will be involved with:
Tasks include scrub and reed cutting, maintaining paths for visitor access, and keeping the open water areas free from encroaching vegetation.
Experience/Skills Required:
No experience is required, just enthusiasm, and being moderately fit is ideal, as tasks involve some degree of manual/physical work. We won’t ask you to do the impossible.
Days/Times we would like you to be available:
The group meets once a month usually on the 1st Saturday
Benefits to volunteer & possible training opportunities:
Be part of a team of likely minded people. A chance to learn new skills, and to enhance your wildlife knowledge. The work that you do can lead to accreditation and be a useful addition to work experience.

You need to wear old clothes, suitable footwear, food and drink and plenty of enthusiasm. Tools and training are provided.

Please complete the volunteer registration form

For further information, contact swtvolunteering@sussexwt.org.uk or call 01273 497562