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Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers get involved in hands-on conservation work in and around Leeds. The activities range from preserving local woodland, to planting and habitat management. Find us on Facebook!
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Welcome to the LUUCV webpage! This society is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, nature, wildlife and environmental conservation

We post all information about our trips and tasks on our facebook page, so follow us there to keep up to date!

LUUCV acts as a mobile work force, joining various conservation groups for tasks around Leeds, as well as working on our own site at Woodhouse Ridge.

Our aim is to help conserve and maintain the natural environment in the local area; this can involve anything from chopping down invasive trees, planting native species, creating microhabitats or maintenance of our pond and paths. 

We also organise trips throughout the year to help out conservation groups across the UK, these have been to the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and Flamborough Head. We have a brilliant annual trip to the Peak District which is a fun weekend spent in the beautiful countryside working alongside the local rangers clearing, chopping and protecting the natural environment - this normally involves building a great big bonfire! It is a very rewarding trip and is a great way to meet some lovely new people.  

LUUCV also organise regular social events, which include Otley runs and nature walks!

A few highlights from the last year 2016/17 include:

  • working with local organisations such as WRAG, friends of the Hollies and the RSPB
  • film screenings and socials
  • a trip to the Peak District in early December
  • a trip to Duddon Valley in the Lake District in March
  • lots of conservation work in Leeds' green spaces
  • ...and much more!

So put on your old clothes, grab your wellies, and join LUU Conservation Volunteers!! 

For more information, questions or to join our mailing list:

Hope to see you soon,

Your Committee

Katharine, Tamara, Saskia, Justyna and Alice

 

 

 

 

 

Events...

We meet most Sundays and some Saturdays, joining with local volunteering groups at various locations around the Leeds area, including WRAG and Friends of the Hollies. 

These tasks vary, but the majority of the time we meet outside Parkinson Building at 10am and have a full day of conservation.

The best way to find out what we are doing is via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215558658/, where we create 'events' for all the tasks and socials we hold.

If you have any accessibilty concerns about our activities or a particular event, then please send us an email or message us on Facebook for more information or to make appropriate arrangements.

 

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

  • LUUCV Code of Good Practice

    This document is all the details conservation volunteers need to know about the society. It contains the expectations of volunteers and what the volunteers can expect from the committee. It runs in conjunction with the risk assessment and constitution.

  • LUUCV Constitution

    This is the constitution for the LUU Conservation Volunteers. This document outlines the aims of the group and the expectations and privileges that members can expect for themselves and also from the committee. It provides the guidelines and rules for the society.

  • LUUCV Risk Assessment 2015

    General Risk Assessment for all Conservation volunteer tasks

We meet most Sundays and some Saturdays, joining with local volunteering groups at various locations around the Leeds area, including WRAG and Friends of the Hollies. The best way to find out what we are doing is via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2215558658/, where we create 'events' for all the tasks and socials we hold. If you have any accessibility concerns about our activities or a particular event, then please send us an email or message us on Facebook for more information or to make appropriate arrangements.


 

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Secretary

Treasurer

Social & Publicity Secretary

Tasks & Trips Co-ordinator


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