Ebernoe Common Volunteer Group

Location:
Meet at Ebernoe church (down track signposted church, 1 mile east of A283).
Overview of the role:
The Reserve consists of almost 200 acres of ancient woodland with glades and ponds plus 200 acres of farmland, much of which is now being grazed as part of the conversion from arable to wood pasture. This reserve has many diverse species of woodland plants and animals. It is delightful in spring with its violets and daffodils and in autumn with fungi. Although grazing has been re-introduced to this ancient wood pasture it is still necessary to carry out work to control the invasive bracken and holly and keep the glades and rides open for butterflies etc.
Type of tasks you will be involved with:
Tasks will include coppicing along the paths, rides, cutting back bracken and bramble
Experience/Skills Required:
Volunteers should have a reasonable level of physical fitness and ideally some interest in wildlife and conservation. Experience is not required. All volunteers will be asked to comply under health and safety regulations.
Days/Times we would like you to be available:
Task day is usually the first Saturday of the month and the third Tuesday during October to March
Benefits to volunteer & possible training opportunities:
Travel expenses where applicable. You need to wear old clothes, suitable footwear, bring food and drink and plenty of enthusiasm. Tools and training are provided, though for some tasks you may wish to invest in a pair of gardening gloves.

For further information, contact swtvolunteering@sussexwt.org.uk or call 01273 497500 with 'Volunteering at Ebernoe Common' in the subject.