October volunteer activity

Sunday 3rd October 2021 –– St Ouen’s Bay, St Ouen 10:15-12.30

From Jersey Conservation Volunteers 

Task

Join the National Trust for Jersey’s Lands Team this coming Sunday (3rd October) to help control the spread of the invasive non-native species purple dewplant along the coastal strip of St Ouen’s Bay.

Native to Southern Africa, this succulent was introduced to Jersey as an ornamental plant, where it has sadly escaped out into the wild. A comprehensive introduction/demonstration will be provided at the start of the task, but essentially this task will entail carefully removing purple dewplant by hand.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to be added to the Jersey Conservation Volunteers email list, please contact either Julia Clively (tel: 441600; j.clively@gov.je) or Jon Parkes (tel: 483193; jon.parkes@nationaltrust.je).

The site We will meet in the car park opposite the National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre (Sands) 10:15 for a 10:30 start. We will be finished work by 12.30 for well-earned refreshments.

Jersey phone directory Map 6, F12 and Google Maps here

Parking There is parking close by, opposite the National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre (Sands).

Tools needed Equipment will be provided but if you have a pair of gardening gloves and a gardening tub/bucket it would be helpful if you could bring them along with you.

Clothing needed Please dress for the weather. We can supply a pair of gardening gloves if you don’t have them.

Children All are welcome although we do ask that volunteers under 16 years of age are accompanied by an adult.

Refreshments

After work we will sample Kim’s latest batch of delicious cakes, washed down with a well-earned cup of tea or coffee.

We very much look forward to seeing you on the day.

 

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