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Findern Footpaths and Conservation Group

Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th October 2023

Wildflower Meadow & Bird Watching Area Vegetation Clearing Project

SDCVS Project Reference PRJ-23-0307

The project will comprise of (1) groundworks and seeding of the new wildflower meadow in the wildlife rehabilitation and release area.  This will include low level work, bending, and digging to weed, remove deep rooted vegetation in preparation for rotavating, removing exposed root growth and the seeding of the prepared ground; (2) groundworks to clear overgrowing vegetation from the bird watching area.  This will include This will include weeding, cutting back dense vegetation, trimming overhanging vegetation, laying of weed supressing materials to prevent regrowth.

Tools will be provided (for example wheelbarrows, spades, forks, mower/strimmer (subject to risk assessment) etc), however, the volunteers will be responsible for ensuring they are dressed appropriately, have food and refreshments and are wearing suitable footwear and brining their own gardening gloves and safety glasses. 


A gazebo will be provided for shelter in the event of inclement weather - toilet facilities are a short car journey (max. 2 - 3 minutes) at a local community café.  Parking for vehicles on roadside adjacent to the area.

Project supported by...


Cardales Meadow Wildlife Reserve, DE65 6BH, England, United Kingdom

Volunteer Duties:

(including the physical requirements involved)


  • Moving and working on the project site, involving:

    • Lifting and carrying equipment and materials;

    • Bending;

    • Standing; and

    • Walking.

  • Use of hand tools, involving:

    • Hand dexterity.

  • Use of machinery, involving:

    • Lifting and carrying equipment.

  • Working amongst existing garden and on uneven ground, involving:

    • Balance; and

    • Adequate eyesight.

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”Great organisation! don’t think the whole project could have worked better.  The team completed many of the tasks in hours when it would have taken us, as a volunteer-led organisation, days if not weeks to complete.  It has improved paths and created an area safe or wildlife as well as improved the area for bees and other insects which in turn provides food and habitats for birds and mammals as part of our rewilding initiative.” Findern Footpaths


“It has been great to bring the team together, and everyone has enjoyed helping the community and hopefully making a difference to the area which we worked.” Alstom Engineering

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