Join us for a perfect day in the fresh air. See our volunteering programme on Thursdays or register your details using the form at the bottom of the page. Please click here for the current programme.
||The Severn Gorge Countryside Trust's volunteering project continues to be a great success with over 35 volunteers attending on different days and now giving their time for conservational activities as well as a number of new opportunities and monitoring surveys within the Trust.
The volunteering project was set up in 2006 to involve local people in the care of the countryside within the Ironbridge Gorge.
The project offers opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to volunteer year-round and to get involved in all aspects of the Trust's work.
Every Thursday between 10-3pm, a group of 10-18 volunteers meet to maintain the vast areas of woodlands, heathland and meadows. We are an ever growing group and welcome new faces.
Additionally, once a month, a smaller group meet to maintain the 25kms of paths to keep them open for public access.
We also have the Lookerers, a group of local people who look after the herd of Soay sheep which we graze on our meadows.
In January and February, over 30 volunteers laid a 100m mixed species hedge near Oilhouse Coppice along Rough Park Way, a great undertaking considering the weather!
We enjoyed a fruit tree pruning day at Woodside Orchard led by local garden designer and SGCT volunteer, Craig Baker. This was extremely popular with 22 volunteers turning up on a wet cold day.
The volunteers have taken part in river surveys on the Lydebrook which runs through both the Loamhole Dingle and Oilhouse Coppice. This is part of the River Project with Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Undertaking funded training this year in biodiversity and practical conservation, the volunteers are gaining a huge amount of knowledge to share and practice.
Calling groups who would like to volunteer:
Volunteering opportunities are available to groups of students/adults who would like to experience some physical work, a social day and lots of fresh air! Perhaps a visiting school would benefit from half a day following a visit to the Ironbridge Gorge museums or a local community group or corporate group who would like to try something new.
|The Trust provides tools, equipment, transport, refreshments and training. All activities are free.
If you feel like a breath of fresh air, meeting new people and taking part in some conservation in this beautiful area or are interested in any of the different volunteering activities, please register below or ask for Cadi Price, Community Development Officer
|Free minibus transport is available to the work sites from Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale.
To become a volunteer, please register your details below or contact the Trust for further information.