Press release for Scarborough Conservation Volunteers
A New weekend Volunteers day
In celebration of 25 years of community work the Scarborough Conservation Volunteers group have decided to start a weekend voluntary day. The group currently meets every Wednesday to carry out conservation work in and around Scarborough. There has always been some interest in weekend working which would suit those keen to contribute to conservation work but not available during the week. If enough people are interested a weekend group could become viable.
Concentrating mainly on the management of Raincliffe Woods Meadow, the first weekend day will be on Saturday 11th of January 2014. Starting at 1030am, with a 2.30 finish all those interested should meet at Raincliffe Gate car park. There will be opportunities to take part in a number of tasks ranging from collecting felled wood (great if you have a wood burner!) to studying wild life and fauna.
We could be taking down surplus trees, planting new varieties (native only), putting up bird boxes, hide making, carrying out research work, bug hunts and escorting walks etc. Not all the work is physical but some is. You need good boots, a waterproof and to bring food and drink for yourself for the day. You do not need to commit to volunteering every week. It is helpful to inform the group if you can attend so we can plan ahead.
If you are interested please get in touch. Contact Ron Baxter at
or Tel. 07549797527.