We have lots of interesting tasks on our nature reserves!
People often ask if they can come and help – and of course, the answer is “Yes”!
Volunteering with Make it Wild is a great way to get some fresh air, do something useful, meet like minded people and give a bit back to nature. You will get to spend time in beautiful Nidderdale, at our Bank Woods nature reserve, which is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, or by the banks of the Nidd near Kirk Hammerton at our young woodland, Sylvan.
Tasks include conservation work like controlling gorse, spreading tree and wildflower seed, controlling invasive plants, and removing tree tubes from trees that are large enough to thrive without them. During the winter months we also need help with tree planting.
If you have experience, you can also help us with repairing dry stone walls, and some of the simple maintenance of our historic barns.
You will need to be reasonably fit. Bank Woods is quite steep in places; Dougill Grange is quite rocky under foot. Sylvan is fairly level. None of our sites have any conventional infrastructure. You will need to be able to get to our locations; for directions, click on the name:
Sylvan Nature Reserve: Removal of Tree Tubes and Hand Pulling Himalayan Balsam
Bank Woods: Gorse and holly management
(In line with government advice: Social distancing, no sharing of tools, hand sanitiser provided)
8th July 2020 – Bank Woods
16th July 2020 – Sylvan
22nd July 2020 – Bank Woods
25th July 2020 – Bank Woods
If you need any more information, or would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, and to hear all our news a few times per year, please pop your email address in the box at the bottom of the page.