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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:

June – December 2019 Programme (PDF - 229kbyte)
June – December 2019 Programme (.docx - 25kbyte)
June – December 2019 Programme (MSWord97-2003 (.doc) - 42kbyte)

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.


Summer – Autumn 2019 Programme
DateSiteProjectLeader
Sun. 30 JuneParndon Woodinstall new benches in storytelling area (3)Andrew
Extra date
Sun. 7 July
Parndon Woodinstall new benches in storytelling area (4)Andrew
Sun. 14 JulyParndon Woodinstall new benches in storytelling area (5)Andrew
Stort Valley Meadowswildflower meadow managementColin
Extra date
Sat. 20 July
Parndon Woodpreparation of new panelling for Parndon Lock Meadows lookoutAndrew
Extra date
Sun. 21 July
Stort Valley Meadowswildflower meadow managementColin
Sun. 28 JulyMarshgate Springpond/ditch clearance by footbridge,
inspection of bridge
Andrew
Stort Valley Meadowsrepairs to bridge & boardwalk
Extra date
Sat. 3 August
Parndon Woodpreparation of new panelling for Parndon Lock Meadows lookoutAndrew
Sun. 11 AugustParndon Moat Marshclear access trackAndrew
Parndon Lock Meadowsstrengthen, revamp lookout
Extra date
Sat. 17 August
Parndon Woodtimber preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 25 AugustNetteswell Plantationinstall bridge top rails & apply woodstainAndrew
Extra date
Sat. 31 August
Parndon Woodtimber preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 8 SeptemberParndon Moat Marshsedge cutting (1)Andrew
Parndon Lock Meadowsrevamp lookout panelling (1)
Extra date
Sat. 14 Sept.
Parndon Woodtimber preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 22 SeptemberParndon Moat Marshsedge cutting (2)Andrew
Parndon Lock Meadowsrevamp lookout panelling (2)
Extra date
Sat. 28 Sept.
Parndon Woodtimber preparation for new boardwalk at Marshgate SpringAndrew
Sun. 6 OctoberMarshgate Springreed cutting (1),
installing new boardwalk (3)
Andrew
Sun. 20 OctoberMarshgate Springreed cutting (2),
installing new boardwalk (4)
Andrew
Sun. 3 NovemberStort Valley Meadowscoppicing willow along ditch bank (1)Andrew
Sun. 17 NovemberStort Valley Meadowscoppicing willow along ditch bank (2)Andrew
Wed. 27 Nov, 7.30pmHCV planning meeting at the Moorhen
Sun. 1 DecemberMarshgate Springhedge laying (1)Andrew
Sun. 15 DecemberMarshgate Springhedge laying (2)Andrew
Sun. 29 DecemberStort Valley MeadowsStodge Buster!
coppicing willow along ditch bank (3)
Andrew
 Provisional dates: 12th and 26th January, 9th February, 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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