Conservation Volunteers

  • VO71863


Description

The Spey Fishery Board, working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, is working on a 4-year project to remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.

By volunteering you could help us remove plants like Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed from our waterways or perhaps you could monitor a mink raft in order to help with the management of this marauding mammal. If you have other skills that could help then we want to hear from you too!

Volunteers can expect to work alongside project staff and other likeminded people and motivated volunteers may receive training in First Aid, Pesticide Application and Brush cutter use.

There will also be the opportunity to pick up bushcraft skills and drink plenty of tea!

Availability

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Flexible.

Restrictions

Generally must be over 18 for field work (working next to rivers), but other opportunities exist.
Experience required: None
Travel details: Pickups available
Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers can arrange to meet up with a Project Officer to discuss opportunities and can come along to a practical session to have a go.
Training details: Basic risk assessment, Dynamic risk assessment, Plant ID skills, Animal ID skills, Animal tracking, Pesticide application, first aid, brushcutter, canoeing, bushcraft skills.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 19 days ago