Other Volunteer Roles - Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species Project (ENNIS)

Main Activity           

There are three main areas of work to choose from in this role.

  • Invasive plant surveying, using digital devices to record the locations of easily identifiable invasive plants namely: Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Skunk Cabbage and Montbretia / Crocosmia.  This can be done on an adhoc basis by reporting a sighting online to report a single location you have found, or sign up to take part in more structured surveys.
  • Crayfish control project, meeting every Tuesday in Withypool.  We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 half days over the year (more is welcome), checking traps in the river tagging and monitoring movement of crayfish around the river system.
  • Crayfish presence survey, placing and checking crayfish traps in predetermined locations along the little Exe, Haddeo and Lyn river systems.  Minimum 1 day a week commitment for at least a month.

Once signed up we’ll contact you to discuss which part/s suit you best.

 

Location

Throughout the National park but with a particular focus on the river systems, but also away from them for invasive plants.

 

Time Commitment

Variable

 

Duration

The project is funded for two years but there will hopefully be a carry on effect with some volunteers continuing after the end of the project.

 

Skills/Ability needed

Ability to walk along paths and traverse rough ground.  Sometimes working in or near shallow rivers.

 

What you need to bring

A mobile phone or tablet is useful for vegetation monitoring, but not essential.   Sturdy boots, warm clothes, lunch.

 

What’s in it for you

To explore some of the most beautiful areas of Exmoor many of which are not routinely in public access.  On the job training and access to a free wildlife training days.

 

Further info/contact

 

Patrick Watts-Mabbott

Exmoor National Park Authority

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL

07973727469

01398 322665

pwatts-mabbott@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

 

 

 

The Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species Project is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

 

 

 

 

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, April 01, 2019 and Thursday, October 31, 2019