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Local wildlife and environment volunteer groups

A number of countryside and wildlife volunteer groups operate across Lichfield District - some right across Staffordshire. Many of these groups run events as part of our countryside events programme. Why not find out more using the links below:

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Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG)

Our countryside team works in partnership with our parks team to host an annual programme of volunteering days through the Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (or CPCG for short). This allows volunteers over the age of 18 to get actively involved in local conservation at some of the area's most beautiful wildlife sites.

The 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. Find out more about the Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG).

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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, call 01283 537074 or visit 

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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 

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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

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Hammerwich Environment Group

Hammerwich Environment Group is a like-minded group of individuals who care about Hammerwich Village and the environment surrounding it. 

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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 or visit

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 or visit

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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

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Woodland Trust

The trust is always looking for volunteers for their Ancient Tree Hunt - finding and recording the oldest, fattest and biggest trees in Britain. Tree hunting is great fun and all the information you find is used to help protect Britain's ancient trees. The Woodland Trust also offer free tree packs for schools, community groups and parish councils to plant in their neighbourhoods. You can request your free trees at the The Woodland Trust website.

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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

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Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.