Our Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (or CPCG for short) is a friendly bunch of volunteers who roll up their sleeves twice a month to take part in important conservation work.
From digging a pond at Beacon Park, to clearing scrub at Gentleshaw Common, it’s a great way to give something back to the landscapes you love and to learn some useful skills.
Volunteers work alongside members of Lichfield District Council’s countryside and parks teams who will be ready to answer any questions you might have about conservation.
Not only does it benefit the local community and environment, volunteering also provides many social and personal benefits, including:
>> Developing conservation knowledge and skills – these may be an important route to employment.
>> Improving health and well-being – physical exercise, especially outdoors, has been shown to have a highly positive impact on health and well-being. Also, social interaction and carrying out useful tasks helps to build self-confidence, increase self-esteem and produces a sense of achievement.
>> Enhancing the local environment – in addition to the invaluable benefits for wildlife, conservation tasks may also create or enhance places where people live or want to visit.
Who can volunteer?
Everyone over the age of 18 can attend. Accessibility and amenities available vary from site to site. Contact the team on 01543 308183 for further details.
What do I need to bring?
Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and the task and sturdy footwear. You will also need a packed lunch and drinks for the day although some snacks and tea and coffee are be provided for free. All tools and necessary safety equipment will be provided. Reasonable travel expenses can be reclaimed.
If you’re interested in coming along to a CPCG conservation day, please call Peter Freeman on 01543 308846 or email email@example.com