Ranger volunteer scheme set to expand

If you’re making a New Year Resolution to get fitter, learn new skills and help to protect your local environment then the CityParks Ranger Volunteers could be right up your street!

The Ranger Volunteers have been carrying out practical conservation projects in parks and nature reserves across Brighton & Hove every Friday since 2011.

In the new year the group will be expanding and working at weekends.

Ranger Neil Doyle explained: “Because of work and other commitments not everyone can make the Friday task, so from January we will also be meeting fortnightly either on a Saturday or a Sunday.”

Volunteers are asked to sign up to the mailing list to receive emails with details of tasks along with maps showing how to get to the meeting point. To join in, just reply to the email and turn up at the meeting point at 10am.

No experience is necessary and tools are provided, along with tea and coffee!

“All we ask is that you are aged 18 or over, and don’t bring your children or pets to the conservation task,” said Neil.

“Some people come most weeks, others just a few times a year,” he added.  “But everyone enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with a group of friendly people, all doing their bit, to do the work that wouldn’t get done without the help of volunteers.”

The first task in the New Year will be on Sunday 6 January.

To join the mailing list or for more information, email cityparks.volunteers@brighton-hove.gov.uk