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A printed list of the group's conservation tasks and other activities is produced twice a year. A separate newsletter is produced twice a year – see the news page.

You can download the most recent printed task programme as a MSWord (.docx) or PDF files (for Adobe Acrobat) from here:

February – June 2019 Programme (PDF - 220kbyte)
February – June 2019 Programme (.docx - 24kbyte)
February – June 2019 Programme (MSWord97-2003 (.doc) - 39kbyte)

For directions to the various worksites please download the the following document with sketch-maps and OS grid references.

HCV Worksite Locations (583kbyte)

If you would like to receive a physical copy of the task list or newsletter in the post please contact the secretary.

The following is a summary of the current programme of Sunday tasks.
For midweek tasks see the Greenteam volunteers programme.
Links to pages with directions to sites and more information about the work will be added when created.
Note: late changes not in the printed programme are highlighted in orange.


Spring – Summer 2019 Programme
DateSiteProjectLeader
Sun. 24 FebStort Valley Meadowscoppicing willow along ditch bank (3)Andrew
Sun. 10 MarMarshgate Springdismantle old boardwalk,
reed cutting,
& bridge repair
Andrew
Sun. 24 MarStort Valley Meadowscoppicing willow along ditch bank (4) &
invasive species removal from restored wildflower meadow
Andrew
Extra date
Sun. 31 Mar
Parndon Woodwood preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 7 AprStort Valley Meadowsinvasive species removal from restored wildflower meadowColin
Marshgate SpringGreat British Spring Clean litter pickAndrew
Extra date
Sun. 14 Apr
Parndon Woodwood preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 21 Apr
(Easter Sunday)
Marshgate Springdismantle old boardwalk, &
installing new boardwalk (1)
Andrew
Extra date
Sun. 28 Apr
Parndon Woodwood preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 5 MayMarshgate Springinstalling new boardwalk (2)Andrew
Maymeads Marsheradicating Himalayan balsamTBD
Extra date
Sun. 12 May
Parndon Woodwood preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 19 MayMarshgate Springinstalling new boardwalk (3)Andrew
Maymeads Marsheradicating Himalayan balsamTBD
Sun. 2 JunDay out to Wicken Fen Nature ReserveLinda
Sun. 16 JunStort Valley MeadowsMowing paths & wildflower identificationColin
Wed. 19 Jun, 7.30pmHCV planning meeting at TBD
Sun. 30 JunParndon Woodinstall new benches in storytelling area (1)Andrew
Sun. 14 JulParndon Woodinstall new benches in storytelling area (2)Andrew
 Provisional dates: 28th Jul, 11th and 25th August, and fortnightly thereafter

Task Information

Tasks start at 10.00am. Most end at about 3.30-4pm. Everyone is welcome and your help will be valued for whatever time you can spare. However, children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them at all times. No previous experience is necessary. Instruction will be given in techniques and safe working practice.

What to bring
You'll need strong footwear (work boots, walking boots, or wellies for wet sites), old (warm) clothes, and waterproofs. Please bring a mug and a packed lunch. Sun protection is advisable (even in winter). We provide tools and protective gear, as well as tea and coffee.

Health and Insurance
Insurance cover is arranged for the group on task. An up-to-date anti-Tetanus injection is strongly advised for most outdoor activities. If you think you may not be covered on this or are concerned about any other health issues, you should consult your GP.

Task programme alerts

If you would like to receive emails we send out when a new task programme is available or from time to time when there is a change to the work or there are events of interest please send an email to:
hcvadmin@harlowwildlife.org.uk
You can of course unsubscribe anytime via the above email address.

HCV Newsletter Archive

Back issues of the HCV newsletter can be found in the newsletter archive

Training

For a list of conservation related training courses, both practical and natural history, by BTCV and other organizations in Essex, Herts, and London, and elsewhere in SE England see the Training page.


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