Winter Volunteering

Group of volunteers stand in a row infront of the vegetation they have cleared during a task day.

New Forest National Park Authority volunteer group at Meyrick Estate

Love the Forest awarded a grant of £9,000 to the New Forest National Park Authority to support their winter volunteering programme.

The grant enabled 47 action days on various projects across the Forest which equates to approximately 1,825 total hours given by volunteers – that is 109,500 minutes or 1,216 football matches!

Volunteers helped chop, dig and clear 13 different sites across the Forest, all of these sites were selected for areas of archeological or environmental significance. It is important that this work is carried out in the autumn and winter months to minimise disturbance to wildlife, such as invertebrate populations and nesting birds.

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