Before I get on to this Wednesday, I have finally set some weekend dates for the rest of the year (see the end of this email).
They are subject to change and we are alternating between Saturdays and Sundays.
We are very much hoping that this Wednesday will lead to regular week day sessions.
This will depend on having the volunteers and someone happy to run them.
This Wednesday (21st June) 10am-2pm we will be spending the morning in Uddens Plantation pulling Himalayan Balsam along Uddens Water.
The closest parking is at the Ferndown Forest Golf Club, Forest Links Rd, Ferndown BH22 9PH (also the closest toilets at the Forest Inn pub there which we can highly recommend for food and drink).
From there walk in to Uddens Plantation following the Castleman trailway along Uddens Water until you reach the footbridge by the solar farm. Our vehicle will be parked here.
We will not have our trailer, but will have hot and cold drinks, biscuits and gloves.
If you want more detail on locations etc please let me know.
The ground conditions are fairly dry currently, but uneven and we highly recommend long trousers and ideally long sleeves. There is the potential for ticks and certainly nettles and brambles.
There are shady areas to work although the first planned site could be a bit sunny.
Future weekend volunteering dates -
Timing is usually 09:00-14:30 ish, but it is likely that during the Summer we will pack up earlier)
As always people are welcome to come and go at times that suit.
Sat 1st July
Sun 16th July
Sat 29th July
Sun 20th August
Sat 16th September
Sun 1st October
Sat 21st October
Sun 5th November
Sat 18th November
Sun 3rd December
Sat 16th December