Local Wildlife and Environment Volunteer Groups
Interested in volunteering for wildlife and the environment?
A number of volunteer groups operate across Lichfield District - some right across Staffordshire. Many of these groups run events as part of Lichfield District Council's countryside events programme. Why not get in touch today to see how you can learn more about the environment and wildlife of your area?
Countryside & Parks Conservation Group
Lichfield District Council's Countryside & Parks Group (or CPCG) is a friendly bunch of volunteers who roll up their sleeves on the first Wednesday of every month to take part in important conservation work across the district.
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.
For the programme of conservation days, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cpcg or if you're interested in coming along to an event, call the team on 01543 308183 or email email@example.com
Burton Conservation Volunteers (BCV)
BCV is a group seeking to improve the environment, promote wildlife conservation and encourage community awareness. They undertake a variety of tasks, including footpath maintenance, stile and fence construction, coppice work, hedge-laying, pond and wildlife area building. For information, contact Lawrence Oates on 01283 537074 or 07966 342201 or visit http://www.bcv.org.uk/ (external link)
Chasewater Wildlife Group
This group aims to record all the wildlife that is observed in biodiversity-rich Chasewater, Cuckoo Bank and surrounding areas of south Staffordshire. Their website provides news of interest to local people, as well as visiting birdwatchers and naturalists. For information, visit http://www.chasewater.org.uk/ (external link)
Friends of Muckley Corner Common
This group formed to help look after their local common, which has become neglected over time. The group will be running works and events throughout the year such as bird box building, scrub bashing, and path maintenance. For information, contact John Crowe on 01543 371771 or visit http://www.muckleycorner.co.uk/
Hammerwich Environment Group
Hammerwich Environment Group is a like-minded group of individuals who care about Hammerwich Village and the environment surrounding it. For information, visit http://www.hammerwicheg.co.uk/
Lichfield & District Local Group of the RSPB
This group's aim is to actively support the work of the RSPB in the local community and to involve RSPB members and the wider public in the Society's conservation, public affairs, education, fundraising and other activities. They hold regular monthly indoor meetings and have occasional day-trips to local nature reserves. For information, call 01543 255195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/lichfield
Lichfield Wildlife Group
This group is the local eyes, ears and fundraisers for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. They are interested in all types of wildlife. They manage nature reserves, give advice to anyone who asks and help people of all ages to find out about and enjoy the wildlife of our wonderful county. For information, contact the Countryside Team on 01543 308183.
Lynn & Stonall Conservation & Historical Society
This group is concerned with the historical and environmental conservation of the Lynn and Stonnall area. For information, contact the Countryside Team on 01543 308183.
South East Staffs Bat Group
This group helps with local bat conservation needs, bat rehabilitation, and runs bat walks and talks in the summer. For information, call the helpline 01543 432270 or email email@example.com
Staffordshire Fungus Group
This group caters for the increasing number of people sharing a fascination for the fungi of Staffordshire. The Group exists to record fungi species and their distribution in Staffordshire, and foster an awareness of the need to conserve fungi and their habitats. They run a series of forays and other activities at various times of the year. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.staffsfungi.org.uk/
Staffordshire Mammal Group
Staffordshire Mammal Group works specifically to raise awareness of mammals in Staffordshire, record and monitor mammal activity, and advise on the conservation and protection of mammals. You can get involved in local and national surveys with full training provided. For information, visit http://www.staffordshiremammalgroup.org.uk/