Do your bit for local wildlife
Are you interested in local wildlife? Do you have some spare time to volunteer? Enjoy being outdoors and
want to take part in a variety of practical tasks?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions then Cheshire Wildlife Trust needs you to come and help out
with local conservation projects.
Beth Alvey, Volunteering Manager at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, explains: “We manage a variety of reserves
in the local area but are reliant on volunteers to help us with this practical habitat management.
"We'd really love for the areas to develop and flourish even further as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund
Natural Futures project which is why we're calling for others to come and join our green-fingered helpers
and give us some extra help.
"The setting is stunning - it is the most amazing place to come to volunteer!”
Volunteers do not need any previous experience or any specific tools, all training will be given, you just
need a willingness to get stuck in. Beth added “This is the perfect place to learn new skills from each
other, plus, there are known health benefits to being out in the countryside and working with nature.”
Conservation volunteers will meet on a variety of days throughout the year in your local area, visit
out more. There you can complete a registration form and get started.
Volunteers working on one of Cheshire Wildlife Trusts
Nature Reserves © Beth Alvey
Cheshire Wildlife Trust Natural Futures is an ambitious new volunteering programme, taking place across the Cheshire
region, Stockport and Wirral this September. Thanks to support from a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £706,400, over
the next four years the Trust will be making a £1.2million investment in volunteering that will shape the county’s wildlife
and natural spaces for the better.
Ambitious in scale, the project’s aim is actually very simple - let’s get more people doing more for nature in Cheshire.
About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for
heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and
historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.
HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk