Find out about how you can get hands on and involved with local conservation
This February, get hands-on with Cambridge PPF at Wandlebury Country Park. The weather is bracing but that doesn’t mean everybody wants to sit inside, and so if you’re willing to pull on your wellies, some sturdy waterproofs and get a few lungfuls of fresh air, this might just be the thing for you. On 7 February, volunteers can get involved with hedge-laying: a process which improves the structure of hedges for wildlife, views across the countryside and helps to stimulate fresh growth.
On 13 and 27 February, you can try your hand at making coppiced products: splitting hazel poles, making wattle hurdles for use around the park, stakes gleaned from the brash for hedges, bean poles and pea sticks.
All events start at 11am, finishing at 3.30pm. Volunteers are asked to bring packed lunches, warm waterproof clothes and sturdy footwear, and should meet at the Wandlebury Country Park noticeboard. Parking is £3 and tools are provided.