Be a Green Space Volunteer

15 Feb 2016

If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to help improve Stevenage’s green spaces and parks, then come along to the council offices on Saturday 5 March to hear how you can become a Green Space Volunteer.

The council’s Green Spaces team is inviting anyone interested in volunteering with them to come along to the event to find out what’s involved, what activities you could be a part of, and what the current volunteers have been up to over the past year.

Potential volunteers can expect to help maintain woodland and ponds, plant bulbs, conduct ecological surveys and install bird and bat boxes.

Councillor John Gardner, Executive Member for Environment and Regeneration, said: “We have three Green Flags flying in Stevenage as last year Hampson Park joined Fairlands and the Town Centre Gardens as nationally-recognised great green spaces. Much of this success is down to the Green Space Volunteers who are a valued part of the council’s wider green spaces team.

“We’re always looking for new volunteers. You don’t need any previous experience, just a passion for working outdoors, an interest in the natural world, and a desire to make a difference in the town you live in. Whether you can dedicate one or ten hours a month, we welcome and value everyone’s efforts.”

The event is taking place in the council chamber on Saturday 5 March from 10am to 1pm. Places are limited so call 01438 242 323 or email parksandamenties@stevenage.gov.uk before Friday 26 February to book your place in advance.

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