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GUIDED WALKS, VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES & OTHER OUTDOOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

POOLE’S HEATHLAND VOLUNTEER TASKS: Winter 2016/17

Our Healthland Tasks listing can also be found at our Facebook page, where you can subscribe for news and updates: www.facebook.com/poolesheathlands/events

For further information on any of our tasks please email heathwardens@poole.gov.uk

Saturday

14 January

10am - 3pm

Canford Heath

Task Kick off the New Year to an active start with the Heath Wardens and some brilliant volunteers on Canford Heath, where we'll be removing invasive scots pine.

Please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing & footwear for some heavy-duty gardening! (+ waterproofs always a good idea, just incase.) We'll provide the tools, gloves, tea coffee and biscuits!

Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close (off Tollerford Road) BH17 9BL. Please park considerately on surrounding streets

Wednesday

18 January

10am - 3pm

Arrowsmith Coppice

Task Tackling the jungle of Rhododendron on the coppice - cutting and burning - to allow heath to establish once more.

We'll provide the tools, gloves, tea, coffee plus bonfire jacket potatoes for lunch. Please wear clothing & footwear suitable for heavy-duty gardening! (+ waterproofs always a good idea, just incase.)

Meet at  the layby at Gate C along Arrowsmith Road at 10am.

Thursday

19 January

10am - 3pm

Talbot Heath

Task Coppicing gorse to benefit the healthy summer population of reptiles.

You will need a packed lunch and suitable clothing & footwear for some heavy-duty gardening! (+ waterproofs always a good idea, just incase.) We'll provide the tools, gloves, tea coffee and biscuits.

Meet at Gate F at the far Western end of East Avenue (off Glenferness Avenue). Please park considerately on surrounding streets.

Saturday

28 January

10am - 3pm

Canford Heath

Task Removing invasive scots pine

You will need a packed lunch and suitable clothing & footwear for some heavy-duty gardening! (+ waterproofs always a good idea, just incase.) We'll provide the tools, gloves, tea coffee and biscuits.

Meet at Gate P, Steeple Close (off Tollerford Road) BH17 9BL. Please park considerately on surrounding streets.

Thursday

02 February

10am - 3pm

Talbot Heath

Task Coppicing gorse to benefit the healthy summer population of reptiles.

You will need a packed lunch and suitable clothing & footwear for some heavy-duty gardening! (+ waterproofs always a good idea, just incase.) We'll provide the tools, gloves, tea coffee and biscuits.

Meet at Gate F at the far Western end of East Avenue (off Glenferness Avenue). Please park considerately on surrounding streets.

POOLE PARK GARDENING VOLUNTEERS

Gardening for Health & Community

Volunteering at Poole Park can involve pruning, weeding and clearing as well as eating cake! Sessions are normally 3 hours but if you can only do part of this or simply want to come and say hello, you would be very welcome.

Saturday, 21st January  •  Morning session 10am – 1pm

Thursday 23rd February  •  Evening session 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 25th March  •  10am – 1pm, tree planting

Thursday 30th March  •  Back to our spring/summer time slots of the last Thursday of every month between 4pm – 7pm

Further information & contact details at www.pooleprojects.net/pooleparklife/volunteering/

REGULAR ACTIVITIES ACROSS POOLE

Walking for Health

Wednesdays

weekly

9.30am & 10.30am

Hamworthy Park

A gentle walk around the level surfaces of Hamworthy Park, ideal to those with limited fitness, post op or recovery. One lap of the park is one mile. Followed at 10.30am by …

Hands on in Hamworthy Park

A practical volunteering session, led by the Friends group and the Poole Projects team, litter picks, light gardening in good company.

Both sessions meet at the Park Café, with a discount on tea & coffee for participants.

More Hamworthy Park walks & volunteering activities at facebook.com/hamworthyparkfriends/events

Borough of Poole Health Walks Scheme at poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sports-clubs-fitness/healthy-walks

OTHER EVENTS IN POOLE

Upton Country Park events listing at uptoncountrypark.com/events  

Poole Tourism events listing at pooletourism.com/events/calendar

Three sites in Poole purchased for people & wildlife by funding raised by The Great Heath Living Landscape project

Click to read about the sites...

Love Dogs… Love Nature

Dorset Dogs is a partnership of land managers promoting responsible dog ownership in Dorset. At present the main emphasis is on heathland, but work is carried out on other habitats when time and money allows. For full details visit www.dorsetdogs.org.uk

Thinking of volunteering?

Poole Enviroteers is an online portal for local environmental volunteers. The site offers a wide range of opportunities to help look after Poole’s much loved open spaces working alongside Borough of Poole and some of our partners including Friends groups and Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Whether you’re looking for a fun one-off activity or longer-term involvement, please explore the options and sign up to get involved - you’ll find it all at Poole Enviroteers