Volunteering at Frensham Common

    • Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - Wednesday, 28 August 2019
    • Every week
    • Location: Frensham Common
    • Time: 10:00 - 15:30
    • Cost: Free

    Volunteer sessions take place every Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:30, apart from the second Wednesday of the month where the session will instead be at Mare Hill Common.

    Unless otherwise specified, meet at 10:00 at the Frensham Pond visitor centre, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB. Sessions led by Darren.      

    Wednesday 20 March

    Bridleway maintenance: We will be cutting back gorse from bridleways across the common in anticipation of the Frensham Sponsored Ride.

    Wednesday 27 March

    No session

    Wednesday 3 April

    Bridleway Maintenance: We will be cutting back gorse from bridleways across the common in anticipation of the Frensham Sponsored Ride.

    Wednesday 17 April

    Wildlife surveying: We will be beginning this years biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 24 April

    Path maintenance: Path maintenance on the Flashes to help improve access for walkers and horses using the bridleway. Meet at 10:00am at Sandy Lane, GU10 2EU.

    Wednesday 1 May

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 15 May

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this years biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 22 May

    Boardwalk repair: Repairing a section of boardwalk near the Great Pond visitor centre.

    Wednesday 29 May

    Boardwalk repair: Repairing a section of boardwalk near the Great Pond visitor centre.

    Wednesday 5 June

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 19 June

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this year’s biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 26 June

    Himalayan balsam/ black cherry pulling: Clearing invasive black cherry and Himalayan balsam from the woodland at Tilford Nature Reserve. Meet at 10:00 at the Stockbridge car park in Tilford, opposite the community tennis courts on Tilford Road, GU10 2DA

    Wednesday 3 July

    Toad Pond Maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 17 July

    Wildlife surveying: We will be continuing with this year’s biological and environmental surveys across the common. Encompassing birds, reptiles, invertebrates and mammals, these surveys help guide the management of the site.

    Wednesday 24 July

    Himalayan balsam/ black cherry pulling: Clearing invasive black cherry and Himalayan balsam from the woodland at Tilford Nature Reserve.

    Meet at 10:00 at the Stockbridge car park in Tilford, opposite the community tennis courts on Tilford Road, GU10 2DA.

    Wednesday 31 July

    No session

    Wednesday 7 August

    Toad pond maintenance: Cutting vegetation in and around the natterjack toad ponds to maintain a more favourable habitat.

    Wednesday 21 August

    Fixed point photos: We will be undertaking a fixed point photo survey across the common. This long running survey charts the long term changes to the habitats on a landscape scale, and helps guide management priorities.

    Wednesday 28 August

    Fixed point photos: We will be undertaking a fixed point photo survey across the common. This long running survey charts the long term changes to the habitats on a landscape scale, and helps guide management priorities.

    More information

    For more details about volunteering, please contact the Parks and Countryside Team.
    Contact: parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

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