We are out most weekends, working on a wide variety of sites
which are valuable for wildlife. In the spring and summer our
tasks often involve the construction of paths, boardwalks and
fences, while autumn is traditionally the time for pond
maintenance. Winter months see the management of woodlands and
downland by coppicing, hedgelaying and scrub-bashing, usually
with a roaring bonfire.
The majority of our work is for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, local councils, schools and various charities.
New volunteers are always welcome and no previous experience is required. Before work starts, training is given in the safe use of tools and any potential hazards are explained. Experienced volunteers will explain and demonstrate work techniques.
Please come along and give it a try, there is no need to become a member first.
Future Events Our programme of tasks and social activities.
Recent Tasks Photos of work we've been doing, updated 17th June.
Past social events Some pictures of social and publicity happenings, updated 13th September.
Essentials This is what you need to know before coming on a task.
Details Further information about how HCV operates.
Our Work A brief guide to our work in the countryside, and why we do it.
Sites A list of sites we have worked at recently.
Publicity events Where to find our gazebo, display boards and more.
We hope that these web pages will give you a good idea of what we get up to. If you have any queries which you can't find the answer to, one of these members will be pleased to assist :
For general enquiries, e-mail Alan Thurbon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
£7 per annum (£4 for students or unemployed) brings you :
A year's membership starts in April. If you join after December, your subscription includes the next year's membership. To join us please print out and fill in the membership form and send to the address shown on it.
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This site is maintained by Alan Thurbon. I would welcome your general comments or feedback on errors and omissions. We are very fond of cookies but you won't get any from this website.