Moor Green Lakes Group

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Conservation Work Parties

Conservation work parties at Moor Green Lakes start at 10:30 and continue until about 15:30 or 16:00. Anyone is welcome, including non-members; just turn up. Volunteers are welcome to attend for just a few hours even if they can't spare time for the whole session.

Typically work parties are on one Tuesday and one Sunday each the month, but check the home page for the latest schedule as date can change

Protective equipment and tools are provided for the tasks planned, but you will need to dress in suitable clothing; brambles feature in most of the activities, so old clothing is recommended.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided, you may want to bring a packed lunch if you are staying all day. Assemble at the Car Park off Lower Sandhurst Road by 10:30 unless otherwise instructed.

If you are interested in being kept up to date with the tasks and news of work parties, then contact Simon Weeks, the Site Liaison Officer on 0118 9730199, or use the contact form with "Work Parties" as the reason

Planned work for 2018~2019

Tuesday parties are led by Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership but Moor Green Lake Members more than welcome.

Sunday parties are led by one of 3 Moor Green Lakes Group Volunteer Leaders listed below.

  • Duncan Clark
  • Jon Needes
  • Jane Heritage

Latest schedule - dates liable to change

  • Sunday 12th August 2018
  • Thursday 16th August 2018
  • Tuesday 21st August 2018
  • Sunday 9th September 2018
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 (change of date)
  • Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018
  • Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Sunday 9th December 2018
  • Tuesday 18th December 2018
  • Sunday 13th January 2019
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • Sunday 10th February 2019
  • Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • Sunday 10th March 2019
  • Thursday 21st March 2019

Detailed activity plan, liable to change.

  • Sunday 12th August 2018
    • Ragwort pull
    • Bracken bash
    • Leader Jane, backup Jon
  • Thursday 16th August 2018
    • Fix fencing on Moulsham Bridge and bridleway/footpath
  • Tuesday 21st August 2018
    • Cut back scrape in front of Colebook hide
    • Hay cut paddock
  • Sunday 9th September 2018
    • Clear reeds and vegetation in front of Grove hide and viewing screen
    • Cut back cow looker paths
    • Leader Jane, backup Duncan
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 (change of date)
    • Repair tern rafts
    • Cut back in front of Colebook viewing hide
  • Sunday 14th October 2018
    • Clear Tern Island
    • Create sloped edges
    • Cut back willow saplings on Colebrook shore
    • Leader Duncan, backup Jane, Jon
  • Tuesday 23th October 2018
    • Clear scrape NW Long Island
    • Bramble and Bracken bash
    • Move pontoon to Plover Island
  • Sunday 11th November 2018
    • Clear Plover Island (set up pontoon using waders and MGL key. Wheelbarrow vegetation off island)
    • Create sloped edges
    • Leader Duncan, backup Jane, Jon
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
    • Clear scrape SW Long Island
    • Haycut Long Island grassland
  • Sunday 9th December 2018
    • Cut access and open up Colebrook Lake SE and ochreous stream
    • Cut hedgelaying stakes and binders
    • Leader Jon, backup Jane, Duncan
  • Tuesday 18th December 2018
    • Clear Goose Island trees
    • Clear saplings from nearby meadow shoreline
  • Sunday 13th January 2019
    • Lay bridleway/footpath hedge following on from last years tasks
    • Cut back paths
    • Leader Duncan, backup Jane, Jon
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019
    • Lay bridleway/footpath hedge following on from the Sunday task
    • Cut back paths
  • Sunday 10th February 2019
    • Clear saplings from first clearing on Grove Lake NW
    • Cut back vegetation from bench view
    • Leader Jon, backup Jane, Duncan
  • Tuesday 19th February 2019
    • Clear saplings along the shoreline of Colebrook N to maintain view
    • Dig bee exposures
  • Sunday 10th March 2019
    • Clear scrub from Grove scallops
    • Leader Jane, backup Jon, Duncan
  • Thursday 22nd March 2019
    • Mystery task - backup for one that was changed earlier
  • Backup tasks
    • Cut the cow looker path Grove Lake
    • Cut in fron of all the hides
    • Cut all the paths back

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