VOLUNTEERING

I’ve always enjoyed coming to Bwlch Corog to volunteer. The work can be hard going at times, but you always feel that it’s time well spent. And it’s a good way to help wildlife recover too.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cambrian Wildwood. Volunteers are invaluable in helping the project to happen, and the project provides a range of interesting volunteering opportunities. The main way to get involved is with practical tasks on site at Bwlch Corog – we hold one work day per month, generally on the last Saturday of the month. If you are interested in helping with other aspects of our work, for example office type work, then please contact us to discuss possibilities.

To receive regular announcements about the work days and other volunteering opportunities, please contact us to ask to be on the email mailing list.

Volunteer work day dates for 2022:

29th January – moving timber from the larch plantation to use as firewood
26th February – planting pine and crab apple trees
26th March – planting hawthorn
30th April – a variety of tasks to help prepare Bwlch Corog for summer
28th May – moving timber from the larch plantation to use as firewood + carrying out plant / bird surveys
25th June – bracken slashing to protect our newly planted oak woodland
30th July – bracken slashing to protect our young trees
20th August – harvesting rowan to create a seed source on the moorland
24th September – harvesting crab apples and hawthorn berries
29th October – harvesting acorns and various jobs to prepare Bwlch Corog for winter
26th November – tree planting

Directions: 10.00 a.m. – Meet at the big lay-by (entrance to Y Plas) next to the roundabout on the outskirts of Machynlleth (A487 heading south).  Or here’s how to find us.

Bring suitable clothing for the weather, and suitable footwear for wet ground conditions.

Remember food and drink as required.

4.00 p.m. – finish.