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Culduthel Community Woods

Inverness, Scotland

Volunteering

We have made great progress at our first volunteer events - see the photos on our Facebook page. Our next events are on:

- Sun 17 Oct at 1400

- Sun 21 Nov at 1400

Where to meet? At the stone gateposts on Culduthel Avenue near the Culduthel Christian Centre - find the precise location here.

What to bring? Outdoor clothes, work gloves, boots and COVID-19 facemask - and loppers if you can.

Health and Safety? Please read the two risk assessments about how we will be keeping everyone safe on the volunteer work days and from Covid 19.

What work do we do? Key jobs that we want to tackle in 2021 will include improving the entrances to the woods, path maintenance, removing old fences and signs and clearance of invasive species (e.g. rhododendron and snowberry). You can see a record of all our volunteer work here.

Young people? We really want to encourage young people to be involved in the management of the woods - please note that anyone under 18 at our open volunteering events must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible parent or guardian. Please contact us if you know of a youth group that would like to undertake work in the woods.

Can individuals help in their own time? Yes, of course! Please collect any litter you see as you walk around the woods - we can supply equipment on loan if that helps. Get in touch if you want do more.

Can your group help? Yes please! If you are part of an established group who would like to volunteer to do work in the woods, please contact us to find out how we can help you do that. There will hopefully be some school and Scout groups doing practical projects in the woods over the summer.

Who supports all this work? This programme of volunteering activity has been financially supported by Forestry Scotland, the Albyn Housing Association and the Coop - the funds are used to pay for tools and materials.

 

 

 

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