Conservation Work Parties - Bedfordshire

Conservation Work Parties - Bedfordshire

Location: Various locations, around Bedfordshire

Volunteer work party - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Come and join one of our work parties in Beds for a wildlife work-out. It’s a good way to get some fresh air, keep fit and make a huge difference for local wildlife, helping us in our work to build and maintain a nature recovery network.

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Weekdays, Weekends, Any Day

*Outdoor work parties are now returning in Bedfordshire. Please contact us for details*

Work parties take place on many of our nature reserves, as well as other sites across the county. They are a great way to get hands-on to help wildlife in your local area, and help us to achieve a #WilderFuture where nature and people can thrive.

Generally no skills are needed as training and tools are provided. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring something to eat and drink. Please contact the task leader of the work party you are interested in before attending, as they can provide you with directions and other details.

The first work parties listed for each county are run regularly by Trust staff and usually have capacity for new volunteers. The smaller, reserve-based work parties are more informal and infrequent.

Check out the list below for what is happening near you and for who to contact. 

Bedfordshire Mid-Week Volunteers

At reserves across the county, every Tuesday.

Contact Senior Reserves Manager Aidan Matthews on 01234 364213 or

North Chilterns Chalk (South Bedfordshire)

Various days, mid-week and weekends.

Contact Senior Reserves Officer Aidan Matthews 01234 364213 or

Bedford North Chilterns Volunteer Work Programme September 2021

Bradgers Hill

We run fortnightly work parties at Bradgers Hill nature reserve as part of our Bradgers Hill Wilder Futures project. The dates below are confirmed for 2021-22. Please contact Noreen for more information and to take part:

3 and 17 Nov
1 and 15 Dec
5 and 19 Jan
2 and 16 Feb
2 and 16 March

Cooper's Hill

Occasional Sundays, contact Reserves Manager Andy Fleckney on 01234 364213

Felmersham Gravel Pits

Occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Dick Allston on 01234 782280

Flitwick Moor

Occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Colin Carpenter on 01525 716371

Marston Thrift

Occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Angela Bucknall on 01234 750421

Pegsdon Hills

Second Sunday of the month, October to March.

Contact Voluntary Warden Ken Winder on 01462 850719

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