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Volunteers Urged To Join In Fun At Sandwell Valley

Staff working on important conservation schemes in Sandwell’s Local Nature Reserves are seeking new volunteers to help them with practical work on improvements to paths, ponds and other projects.

They want to attract more people to join the Sandwell Conservation Volunteers team to help with their work on conservation projects on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Councillor Bill Gavan, cabinet member for leisure, said: “Volunteers make a great contribution to many areas in the council and this is a great opportunity for more people to get outdoors, meet new people, improve their fitness and learn new skills.

“We welcome all-comers because volunteers do not need to have experience because adjustments on the type of work is made to suit an individual’s abilities.”

“The tasks carried out do vary but most frequently include woodland improvement, path clearance, pond maintenance and grassland management.”

The volunteer groups work from 10am until 12.30pm and tools, gloves and light refreshments are provided by the council but sensible old clothing and footwear suitable for practical work and weather conditions need to be worn by team members.

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting more information can call 0121 569 3070.

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