The Blackpool Conservation Team works on the North Blackpool Pond Trail, Heron's Reach and other ecological sites across Blackpool - making them better for wildlife and great places for local people to visit.
The Team is a great new partnership between Blackpool Council and Groundwork. We're always seeking people to come and get involved. It's great fun, healthy activity and you'll learn lots.
The work is outdoors and mainly conservation and maintenance of some wonderful wildlife areas. Tasks could be woodland management, which includes cutting back shrub and trees and learning the skills of make a deadhedge. We also carry out lots of pond management - bring your wellies as you might get wet! We also plant trees, bulbs and flower plugs and seeds.
We have completed over 2000m2 of improvements to footpaths and are still improving more. Other volunteers have reported that this is a very rewarding job and great to see the instant improvement to the area. We put in new benches, fences and waymarker posts too. You may even get the chance to do an ecological survey, whether it is a pond survey for insect life or flora and birds.
Individuals or groups can join us. You will learn about the special wildlife we have in Blackpool and how we are making a big difference.
For more information contact:
Senior Ecological Officer
Groundwork Lancashire West and Wigan
The Enterprise Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool FY4 1EW
Tel. 01253 345445