Get up close to your forest and become a Bedgebury Volunteer?
Have you ever thought of volunteering at Bedgebury? It is a great opportunity to get fit, make friends, enjoy the open air and gain valuable work experience.
<-- Volunteers working in Marshal's Lake
We have a variety of groups who meet regularly both at the weekends and during the week. Jobs include weeding and clearing shrubs, planting and collating trees, general maintenance in the forest and helping meet and greet visitors as well as supporting our school group visits.
Wednesday Wild Crew
Sunday Working Parties
Between September and May volunteer working parties meet on the second Sunday of each month at 10am. The work we undertake depends on the needs of the Tree Team but falls into three categories
Rhododendron and scrub clearance - good fun with a large bonfire to keep out the cold, children always enjoy this. We usually do this between November and February.
Tree planting - the trees at Bedgebury largely come from wild sources, which makes them special, each is carefully planted, mulched and protected from rabbits by a cage. Very rewarding work, especially when you return in later years to see 'your' trees growing.
Construction Work - any building tasks needed, in the past we have built steps and erected post and rail fences.
Instruction is given by Forestry Commission staff and there is work for all abilities - so come along and join us. To get our free monthly e-newsletter email email@example.com
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Friday Green Gym
The Friends of Bedgebury are delighted to support the work of the Green Gym,who hold regular weekly sessions allowing people to get fit and to unwind doing practical conservation work at Bedgebury.
Call Tim Hills on 07980761047 or email GG-Bedgebury@btcv.org.uk for details, also see their web site .
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Volunteers are currently helping to produce tree labels, this work is simple involving putting blank plates into a vice to be engraved. Currently our volunteers usually work for about an hour with a cup of tea followed by a walk. If you would like to help contact the administrator.