We are looking for volunteers to be part of conservation work parties on Pewley Down in Guildford. Pewley Down is a Nature Reserve, owned and managed by Guildford Borough Council, with assistance from the volunteers. We meet on the first Saturday of every month, by the notice board, at the top of Pewley Hill, and work from 10am to 2pm. Pewley Down is chalk grassland, home to rare species of plants and butterflies. Volunteers are needed to keep the Downs in good condition by cutting back the scrub using hand tools: loppers, bow saws, forks and scythes. Safe rules for working is our priority. Adult volunteers who are competent in the use of hand tools and experienced in conservation work are welcome to join our work parties, if children come with their parents they remain the responsibility of their parents.
Please wear outdoor clothes, work boots and gloves. The slopes are steep and slippery and there are rabbit holes. Please bring your own water and any food, we supply hot drinks.
Adult volunteers are asked to provide 2 references by e-mail from people who know you. Also please tell us briefly about your experience in using tools and wildlife interests. Work varies according to the season of the year and the weather.
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