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Weekend Conservation Team – Willow Coppice
November 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
We will be holding a morning session Saturday 26th November, meeting at Longbeach Carpark (the large gravel car park opposite Gorey Common) for 9:30 and finishing around 13:00. We will talk a leisurely 10 minute stroll across Gorey Common to the Marsh.
Grouville Marsh is a Site of Special Interest (SSI) area, and a rare opportunity for you to explore Jersey’s second largest wetland area – an area not normally accessible to the public. Aside from the Marsh consisting of complex wet and dry habitats, the site is also important for migratory birds (don’t forget to bring your binoculars!).
The event will consist of coppicing Willow trees in the Marsh.
What does a coppice do? Coppicing is the practice of cutting trees and shrubs to the ground in order to promote a fresh re-growth of the shoots and stems.
All the tools/equipment will be supplied, but please do bring your own gloves if possible. Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult, although some activities may not be appropriate for younger volunteers due to sharp tools.
There will be tea and coffee provided. Space is limited so please sign up if you would like to join.
An email will be sent to those who have signed up prior to the day to confirm it is still going ahead.
Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The National Trust of Jersey and we look forward to welcoming you on to one of our events soon.