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Volunteer at one of the UK's largest urban nature reserves.

Wheelbarrows at the ready... you could be volunteering at one of the UK's largest urban nature reserves with intu Merry Hill and The Conservation Volunteers.

Aimed at encouraging people to improve both their health and the environment, The Saltwells Nature Reserve Green Gym is ideal for learning new practical skills such as gardening, construction and conservation.

Meet like-minded people and improve your health and well-being at Saltwells Nature Reserve.

About Saltwells Nature Reserve

Saltwells Nature Reserve is situated in the Netherton area and covers 247 acres and includes Saltwells Wood and part of Netherton Hill within its boundaries.

The site, which was formerly mined for iron ore, coal and clay right up until the 1960s, became the UK’s first reserve under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Project in 1992 and one of only 15 in the UK to be awarded the title.

The reserve encloses two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and one scheduled ancient monument.

What is a Green Gym?

Volunteers can complete different activities like building bird boxes, planting trees and clearing vegetation, with all tasks suitable for a variety of fitness and experience levels.

Volunteers are advised to wear sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor practical work and the day’s weather – we’re out in rain or sunshine!

How to get involved?

For further information and to book your session call Glenn on 07584 402549 or email to find out more at g.powell@tcv.org.uk

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