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Practical Conservation: Local Groups

Basingstoke Conversation Volunteers

Website: www.basingstokecv.org.uk

Regular Sunday tasks in the Basingstoke area.

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Berkshire Conservation Volunteers (BeC)

Website: www.berkshire-conservation-volunteers.org.uk

Task every Sunday at a site in Berkshire, south Oxfordshire or north Hampshire.

Minibus transport available from Reading, including Reading Station.

Programme and contact details

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (Work parties)

Website: www.bbowt.org.uk

The Mid-Week team have a task at one of the Trust's Berkshire reserves every Thursday.

Other week day work parties include Padworth Common on 3rd Thursday of month and Snelsmore Common on 4th Thursday of month.

There are also weekend tasks at a number of the reserves as well as mid-week tasks for the West Berkshire Living Landscapes project.

Similar volunteering opportunities exist in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Work party information and contact details

Bracknell Conservation Volunteers

Website: www.bracknellcv.org.uk

Task every Tuesday in the Bracknell area.

Programme and contact details

CROW (Conserve Reading On Wednesdays)

Part of Econet, see Home Page

Friends of Clayfield Copse

Part of Econet, see Home Page

Friends Of Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Fobney-Island-....

Also see site photo's

Occasional practical work parties, email friendsoffobney@gmail.com for information.

Friends Of Lavell's Lake

Website: www.foll.org.uk

Work party on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Friends of Mapledurham Playing Fields

Part of Econet, see Home Page

Friends of McIlroy Park

Part of Econet, see Home Page

Friends of Moor Copse (Local BBOWT Group)

Website: www.moorcopse.org.uk

BBOWT's Moor Copse Reserve is located between Pangbourne and Theale on the A340.Task generally second Sunday of month.

Contact: Anne Booth at anne.j.booth@gmail.com

Further information and work party details

Friends Of Ruscombe Wood

Website: https://directory.wokingham.gov.uk/kb5/wokingham/d....

Task generally first Saturday of the month from 10:00 until 13:00.

Friends of Waterloo Meadows

Part of Econet, see Home Page

Green Gym

See Newbury and Thatcham Green Gym and Sonning Common Green Gym

Greenham And Crookham Conservation Volunteers

Website: www.gccv.org.uk

Task on third Sunday of the month.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Website: www.hiwwt.org.uk

Volunteering opportunities at the Trust's reserves including Pamber Forest.

Hedge And Woodland Conservationists

Tasks throughout the winter months to coppice woodland and lay hedges, primarily in the Bracknell and Wokingham area.

Contact: Valerie Batt-Rawden 01344 455909 or email valerie.br@btinternet.com

Holt Copse Conservation Volunteers

Website: www.hccv.org.uk

Task alternate Saturdays from October to February/March. There may also be weekday tasks during this period.

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Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve

Website: www.maidenerleghlnr.org.uk

Task every Wednesday morning.

Contact: Grahame Hawker (Senior Ranger), email parkrangers@earley-tc.gov.uk

Moor Copse (Local BBOWT Group)

See Friends of Moor Copse above

Moor Green Lakes Group

Website: www.mglg.org.uk

Tasks one Tuesday and one Sunday a month outside bird nesting season.

National Trust - Working Holidays

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/working-h....

See also Reading National Trust Conservation Volunteers

Newbury And Thatcham Green Gym

Website: www.newburyandthatchamgreengym.org.uk

Part of Econet until 1st April 2015 when it will become an independent group.

Tasks every Monday from 10:00 - 12:30 in the Newbury and Thatcham area.

Reading Green Gym

TCV led morning only task on fourth Saturday of the month.

Programme and contact details.

Reading National Trust Conservation Volunteers

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/readingntv/home

Group not currently active (January 2015).

Sonning Common Green Gym

Website: sonningcommon.tcv.org.uk

The original Green Gym.Task every Thursday and Saturday, mainly morning only, at a variety of sites in South Oxfordshire.

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Thames21

Website: www.thames21.org.uk

London based group, occasional practical activities in Reading on the Thames and its tributaries.

Programme and contact details

The Chiltern Society

Website: www.chilternsociety.org.uk

The Conservation Volunteers (Reading Office)

Website: www.tcv.org.uk

Task every Thursday at sites across Berkshire and the surrounding.

Minibus transport available from Reading Office (London Street).

Programme and contact details.

See also 'Reading Green Gym'.

Theale Area Bird Conservation Group

Website: www.freewebs.com/tabcg

Work party every Saturday at Hosehill Local Nature Reserve, Theale.

Programme and contact details

West Berkshire Countryside Society

Website: www.westberkscountryside.org.uk

Task every Tuesday at various sites in West Berkshire.

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Windsor And Maidenhead Conservation Volunteers

Website: www.wmcv.org

Task alternate Sundays in the Windsor and Maidenhead area.

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Last Updated: 2 August 2017 19:58