Conservation volunteering

From Eco-Active

Conservation volunteers in action. Photo by Department of EnvironmentVolunteers make a huge difference to the amount of work that can be achieved for the benefit of our Island’s habitats and wildlife. Your contribution is really valued.

Do you want to try conservation volunteering?

Several mornings throughout the year you can help the Jersey Conservation Volunteers (JCV) to look after the wildlife and habitats of Jersey on National Trust and States of Jersey land.

Everyone is welcome. Just turn up at 10.30am wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring gardening gloves if you have them. There will be light refreshments served after your hard morning’s work, which usually finishes at 1pm.

Not only will you be giving something back to the community, you will also have a chance to learn more about the issues facing our Island’s countryside such as:

  • invasive plants
  • erosion
  • habitat protection
  • threatened species

Dates for your diary

Provisional itinerary for the JCV’s winter events 2012 / 2013

Date                  Venue                                  Task

14 Oct 2012     Hamptonne meadows          Meadow restoration, cutting and clearing

4 Nov 2012      Portelet Common SSI          Gorse coppicing for heathland management

9 Dec 2012      St Ouen’s Pond SSI             Tamarix dead hedging

13 Jan 2013     Catel de Lecq                       Scrub clearance

10 Feb 2013     TBC                                      Hedgerow planting

10 Mar 2013     Les Mielles                           Protected plant project

14 Apr 2013      Don Nerou, Vallee des Vaux    Young woodland management

12 May 2013     La Rosiere, Les Landes du Ouest    SSI Fig control

Please be aware that the above programme of events may be subject to change, but this page will be updated regularly.

Joining the Jersey Conservation Volunteers (JCV) email list is also a great way to stay up to date with upcoming local events, courses and related environmental activities. If you wish to join the JCV email database or would like further information please contact the National Trust for Jersey at enquiries@nationaltrustjersey.org.je