About Us



Congleton & District Conservation Volunteers was formed in 1990 is affiliated to BTCV (The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers).  The group is one of many similar voluntary groups around the country where people who value their environment can take practical action to improve it.  We work in and around the Congleton area, supporting  various local organisations and individuals including Countryside Rangers, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust to maintain and develop sites of natural importance.

 

Woodlands, mosses, lowland heaths and meadow land are some of the locations that we help to manage, some of them rare, providing valuable habitats for flora, fauna and wildlife.  We also help maintain and keep clear access so that the public can enjoy these areas of natural beauty.  In addition to this we help keep alive traditional skills such as hedge laying and coppicing.

 

If you care about the natural environment, would like to meet like-minded people and take practical action to help preserve and improve it then come and join us.

 

Membership is free, our only requirement is that you give what time you can and that you enjoy yourself.  No skill or knowledge is required as training will be provided.  You don’t have to be super fit so long as you are reasonably active.  Most of our tasks involve a range of activities so everyone’s capabilities can usually be accommodated. There is no age limit but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

All tools and equipment are provided but you need to wear strong footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.  We meet every other Sunday from 10:00am until late afternoon depending upon the time of year so you will need to bring a packed lunch and refreshments.

 

We hope that you find the pages of our website interesting and that it inspires you to get involved.  What could be better, a pastime that is healthy for you and the environment.

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