Hawns and Dendles volunteering day

Friday, 15 February 2019 at 10:00 - 15:00

Passionate about our native woodlands? We're looking for volunteers to join us for a day of practical conservation work at Hawns and Dendles wood, near Cornwood. 
This is the second of several volunteer days taking place on this special site over the coming months. Due in part to deer grazing pressures, native tree regeneration has been challenging on this site. During this session we will be making good meshed-panel tree shields helping to protect young trees/saplings from being munched! The panels are quite large so we will be working in small groups to relocate and wire them together to form a frame around the trees of interest.  In the event of extremely poor weather we will be continuing the great work of removing plastic tree tubes.

The work will take place on  Friday 15th February, from 10am to 3pm (weather permitting).

An approximate 2km uphill walk is required to get to the work location from where we will park. The terrain is rugged so volunteers must be reasonably fit and sure-footed.

The site is exposed so dressing warm and waterproof is essential. Make sure to bring sturdy footwear, such as hiking boots. All tools will be provided.

To register your interest, email Assistant Ranger Stuart Hooppell shooppell@dartmoor.gov.uk or call 07702 554872.  Places are limited but don’t worry we are running several activities over the coming months so please do get in touch! Responses may be slightly delayed over the Christmas period but don’t worry Stuart will get back to you!

Location: Hawns & Dendles near Cornwood. Meeting information will be provided when registering your interest.

Booking required: yes

Charge: Free