Work Parties

Conservation Work Groups

Get your hands dirty with real conservation work improving habitats and curbing scrub ingress in some of  best sites in Yorkshire. Work groups go out  from  November till  the end of March, usually a Sunday 10am -3pm. All tools are provided and everyone including escorted children are welcome so bring the whole family. We are a friendly bunch and  there is a great exchange of ideas and experiences and new friends are made. There is great satisfaction at the end of day looking back at what everyone has achieved when it seemed impossible when you started!  If we are lucky  at the end of a cold day we get to go for a warming cuppa at a local cafe or best of all a clear up bonfire with embers used for  jacket potatoes... nothing tastes quite that good after hard graft!  

See below drop downs for dates, locations , details and who to contact.

Sunday  19th November  2023 Fordon Chalk Banks   Contact : Sam Newton 07741 466641 

9.30am to 2pm 2023: Sunday 5th, 19th and 26th February

Duke of Burgundy work-parties in Pickering, Sunday 5thFeb, Sunday 19thFeb, and Sunday 26th Feb.

These workparties will be clearing Hazel, Silver Birch and Hawthorn scrub on an occupiedDuke of Burgundy site to prevent a gradual shading out of the primrose on thesite.

We will meetat 9.30 am near the Queen’s Tree in Pickering Woods (SE813857), with a walk ofapproximately 1 mile onto site with tools, aiming to finish by 4 pm. The work will involve cutting and stacking scrub (some of which will be cut on site byour trained chainsaw operators) and some treatment of cut stumps, all subjectto a risk assessment. You will need to have good footwear and outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch with drinks. The site does not have steep slopes.

Tools and gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

If you want to come can you please read the attached risk assessment HERE and let me know that you are coming by emailing me on  or sending a text to my mobile number which is 07521 802282. This will ensure thatwe will have sufficient equipment and that I can contact you if the work party is cancelled due to bad weather 

Saturday 25th November 2023:   Boltby Reservoir To register contact Anne Carter by email