Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers are delighted to announce that one of their joint Leaders has been recognized by Volunteers Week 2011 with a certificate acknowledging his contribution and commitment as a volunteer. Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers have been in existence since mid-1980s performing work tasks fortnightly on Sunday for eleven months each year. Their clients are primarily Somerset Wildlife Trust, but also other environmental bodies, trusts and individuals, including Natural England at Shapwick Heath, RSPB, British Butterflies, Woodland Trust, PlantLife International, Sedgemoor D.C. and some private charity trusts and reserves, all of whom own or manage nature reserves in Sedgemoor and Mendip Districts. Most tasks take place in the Somerset Levels.
SCV is a mixed group of people of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy the objectives of the organization and enjoy opportunities it offers , such as :-
- Meeting new friends.
- Having a day out in the beautiful Somerset countryside.
- Learning new skills and facts about our wildlife.
- Discovering areas of Somerset you may never have seen before.
- A chance to do something different and rewarding for the benefit of wildlife .
- And for Duke of Edinburgh candidates, getting your Community Service module.
Some members have used this volunteering experience to go on to find employment or to start up their own business in the environmental field, or to further their education in the scientific and ecological fields.
Currently SCV has about 50 volunteers on its mailing list and averages a turnout of 20 on each task. If you would like to join, are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors (and don’t mind getting a bit wet and muddy sometimes!) locate the website www.sedgemoor.f9.co.uk and contact SCV for more details and an information pack including the Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers current programme.