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Nature Conservation Volunteers

Role Summary

The Forest Town Nature Conservation Group (FTNCG) exists to conserve, protect, and improve the natural environment in Forest Town, Mansfield. We own and look after Spa Ponds Nature Reserve in Forest Town. Volunteer activities include planting trees, maintaining the bridleway, litter picking and biodiversity improvement. We hold volunteer work sessions at Spa Ponds once or twice a month all year round, usually starting around at 10am and meeting at the Clipstone Drive entrance opposite the Whitegates Pub.

We have gloves and tools for volunteers to use and recommend people wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes. During the summer, activities include balsam pulling, wildlife recording and litter picking. During the winter activities include creating hedges, removing branches to let more light in, and planting.

If you are interested then please contact us by email to: spa.ponds@gmail.com or telephone FTNCG’s Chair Shlomo Dowen on (01623) 640134.

You can see a map showing the location of the Spa Ponds Nature Reserve here and you can learn much more about FTNCG by visiting our website.


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