Volunteers & Workdays
We are always keen to recruit more active members to join our working groups. There is always a lot to do, managing the woodland, planting trees and improving or repairing paths. All our conservation work is to help boost local biodiversity and enhance access to this green space for all of us.
Help Improve Your Local Environment
When you hear depressing news about dramatic declines in biodiversity and think ‘well I can’t do anything about that’ – think again! Being a CREOS member, making a donation, or turning up to volunteer on a work day, means more woodland management tasks can be done. Spreading the word about the benefits of woodland management, especially for improving biodiversity in secondary woodland, means that more local people will get to understand that a spot of pruning can bring woodland wildlife flooding in – a very positive thing for us all.
Members and supporters hold working parties that meet at 11am on the third Sunday of each month (except December). We meet at the Hanley Car Park in winter and in the meadow in summer. Workdays are great for community spirit, ideal for anyone wishing to keep fit in the open air and rewarded with a free picnic lunch. We maintain paths, cut back undergrowth and invasive vegetation, remove litter, strim the meadow and arrange for new planting. You are advised to wear outdoor clothing, boots and bring gardening gloves.
Past achievements have included the installation of three benches for peaceful relaxation in the meadow and the creation of a wildlife garden – saplings of trees such as alder buckthorn and buddleia were planted to attract butterflies.
Workdays Calendar 2023
Our workdays are on the third Sunday of the month; 11am to 1pm with the bonus of a sociable picnic lunch.
You are advised to wear outdoor clothing, boots and bring gardening gloves.
- 19th February
- 19th March
- 16th April
- 21st May
- 18th June
- 16th July
- 20th August
- 17th September
- 15th October
- 19th November