Lincolnshire has some beautiful countryside. What better way to discover it than by volunteering with Lincoln Conservation Group?
The Group was formed in 1994 and we are affiliated to TCV (The Conservation Volunteers). We carry out practical nature conservation work in and around Lincoln, helping to conserve the natural history and biodiversity (variety of plant and animal life) of the area, and having fun at the same time!
WHO? Lincolnshire Conservation Group is entirely run by volunteers, through a committee and workday leaders. Volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds and span all ages (though you must be 16 years or over to join us). We share an interest in our environment and in nature conservation. We also get together socially for the cinema, bike rides, the pub, meals out, etc.
WHAT? Our volunteer workdays (also known as 'tasks') include coppicing and hedge laying, tree and hedge planting, woodland management, grassland management, dry stone walling, pond restoration and construction work. We carry out work for organisations such as Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Natural England, the Forestry Commission, etc.
WHEN? We usually hold tasks on the first and third Sundays each month. We meet at the site for 10am and work until 3.30-4pm, depending on the time of year (though we also welcome people for just part of the day). Once or twice a year we venture outside Lincolnshire for an 'away weekend' nature conservation task.
WHY? There are lots of reasons why we volunteer with the Lincoln Conservation Group, but a few of them are:
Volunteering with the Lincoln Conservation Group is a great way to meet people so come along and join us!