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Lower Mole Partnership – volunteer task programme

Autumn 2018

The Lower Mole Partnership has a great selection of practical countryside volunteering tasks to try this autumn during October to December.

Autumn marks the start of the busy scrub clearance season and we will be working on various sites across the partnership area to open up the glorious habitats and bankside paths to improve biodiversity and access. During late November the Moles are pleased to be working on a new site in Headley carrying out woodland management. During December we will be carrying out lots of traditional woodland coppicing, which is a very popular and enjoyable task.

If you are new to countryside volunteering we would recommend trying any of the tasks on offer this season, as scrub clearing is an ideal starter conservation volunteering activity to try. If you have any questions or concerns please just give us a call for a chat on 01372 743783 before deciding which task is best for you to join in with. There is no fixed commitment, you can join in on task days as often as you like and we provide a free, sociable, happy 'green gym'. You can work at your own pace and you will be shown exactly what to do.

Please have a look at our current task programme to find out what we are up to, when, where and why across the partnership area this season - north Surrey and in to Kingston.

Full details on what you need to do/bring/wear etc to get involved and full site location information can also be found in the programme. Please also see our Volunteer Promise.

Don't forget we also welcome corporate and local/school groups by arrangement, plus students completing their Duke of Edinburgh awards and work experience/voluntary training placements. Autumn/winter season is the best time for corporate groups to join in, as we can often accommodate larger numbers and more groups during this period. Please note we do not run practical volunteering tasks on weekends.

Please contact us on 01372 743783 for any further information and to let us know if you would like to come and join in. Alternatively you can email us: mole.project@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you along with our fantastic conservation crew very soon.

How you could support us from your armchair instead...

If you are unable to join in with our practical conservation tasks but would like to show your support from indoors for our local countryside management work, then please do kindly consider becoming a member of our charity partner the Lower Mole Countryside Trust.

This independent, registered charitable trust is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers and they raise funds through memberships and fundraising initiatives in partnership with the Lower Mole team.

Full information and details on how to join can be found on the Lower Mole Countryside Trust website or please call Bryan Muddle on 01372 743783.

The Trust is always very pleased to welcome one-off or legacy donations, so if you would like to consider this to support the management of your lovely local North Surrey countryside (rather than or as well as becoming a member - your choice) so it can continue to be enjoyed and accessed by future generations, please do contact the Trust to further discuss.

Many thanks for your support.

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