Volunteers at Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are continuing their conservation workdays to maintain and preserve the nature reserve and increase the biodiversity.

Book here

2nd Saturday workdays for May – July

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

We will be clearing the paths of vegetation for the Open day next week, repairing the stag loggery and installing temporary information signage and if weather is good maybe a Butterfly transect recording the number of species on-site If you have any questions please get in contact the Conservation Co-Ordinator Ernie Thomason or garthorne.reserve@gmail.com

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

Please note there are no toilets on the site you are welcome to find a bush!.

We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions: Volunteer numbers will be limited. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform us should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. We will then inform other attendees (anonymously) and advise/take the necessary safety precautions. Hand sanitiser will be available. We will maintain distance during tasks and refreshment breaks as much as possible, unless the specific task at hand requires closer contact, in which case, the use of masks is advised, but is ultimately at individual’s discretion. Contact with shared items (including tools) should be minimised and where possible.

How to find us:

Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road

next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road

Volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month (apart from April due to Easter) and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road 11am. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many site wildlife species. They will be some Joint weekday workday with the London Wildlife Trust Great North Wood Project so keep a eye out for the dates. As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering. Further information can be found on the Eventbrite volunteer listings.
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London Wildlife Trust volunteering
Our friends at London Wildlife Trust Great North Wood Project have regular conservation workdays during the weekdays normally on Tuesdays and Fridays if you are interested in joining them please contact them at greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk
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Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve, Garthorne Road Nature Reserve, Beadnell RoadForest HillLondon, SE23 1AAUnited Kingdom

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