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Mar
7
Wed
Volunteer Work day @ Farmoor Reservoir
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Volunteer Work day @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

Please come along and join in on some habitat management on three nature reserve wetland meadows next to Farmoor reservoir. Tasks include coppicing willow and alder scrub raking and clearing vegetation. No experience necessary! bring wellies and lunch and join our outdoor green gym. fantastic opportunity to get out and about and create wonderful wetland habitats.

Mar
10
Sat
Spring Recorders’ Conference @ Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mar 10 all-day
Spring Recorders' Conference @ Centre for Ecology & Hydrology | Crowmarsh Gifford | England | United Kingdom

Come along to our Spring Recorders’ Conference to find out about wildlife recording and conservation in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. There will be a range of talks and workshops, as well as opportunities to network and meet local organisations and recording groups.

Mar
25
Sun
Nature Conservation Work @ Milham Ford Nature Park
Mar 25 all-day
Nature Conservation Work @ Milham Ford Nature Park | England | United Kingdom

Milham Ford Nature Park stream and ponds were created in 2008-2009 in an area that had previously been 8 tarmac tennis courts for use of the previous Milham Ford School. A stream which had been piped underground across the playing field was brought to the surface, meandered, and now feeds a complex of 4 interlinked ponds. We’ll be working in the ponds under the direction of freelance ecologist Judy Webb to dredge invasive plant growth and re-establish areas of open water beloved by dragonflies. There will also be work to be done on the banks and the pond surrounds if you’d rather not wade in. Note that British Summer Time began last night!

Mar
26
Mon
Tropical forests, people and climate change @ Blewbury Manor Barn
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tropical forests, people and climate change @ Blewbury Manor Barn | Blewbury | England | United Kingdom

Dr. Catherine Long (who grew up in Blewbury) will talk about her work supporting local communities and indigenous peoples in Africa and Latin America to secure their rights to control and manage forests – and to engage in global debates on climate change and other issues that affect their lives directly. This includes deforestation and its causes, along with some success stories about community and indigenous managed forests, as well as recent information about biofuels and wood pellets that affects the UK directly. Profits will be donated to a charity of Catherine’s choice.
Tickets £6.00 (including wine & nibbles) from the Blewbury Post Office, or on the door if not sold out.

Apr
8
Sun
Nature Conservation Work @ Stansfeld Park
Apr 8 all-day
Nature Conservation Work @ Stansfeld Park | England | United Kingdom

Stansfeld Park in Headington Quarry is set within 18 acres of woodland with ponds, marshland and meadows. The undulating landscape results from quarrying for limestone in the area, stone that was used to build many of Oxford’s colleges, churches and civic buildings. When quarrying ended, a variety of habitats formed, including limestone grassland, ash and hazel woodland, dense hawthorn scrub, ponds and wetland. The Oxford Trust has taken over the development and management of the site as a combined innovation and science education centre, and as a new space for the local community to enjoy. For more information see http://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/stansfeld-education-centre/ (‘Rejuvenating Stansfeld’). We’ll be working with Roger Baker, the Trust’s Outdoor Learning and Ecology Manager. Precise details of the day’s work will be circulated in the weekly email (so make sure you’re on the list!) but at the time of writing we’ll be doing some planting and dealing with fallen timber brought down by the heavy snowfall at the end of last year.

Apr
10
Tue
Marmalade 2018 – Oxford’s Social Change Festival @ Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford
Apr 10 – Apr 13 all-day
Marmalade 2018 - Oxford's Social Change Festival @ Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Oxford’s informal, dynamic, free and open-access event, co-ordinated by inspired individuals and independent organisations. Join us for a week of exploring place-based approaches to social change.

For more information on our schedule of events and attending please see www.marmalade.io, or follow us on @marmalade_io.

For information on volunteering please contact volunteer@marmalade.io.

Apr
15
Sun
Nature Conservation Work @ Jubilee Fields
Apr 15 all-day
Nature Conservation Work @ Jubilee Fields | Wootton | England | United Kingdom

We’ll be carrying our site maintenance and fencing.
We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear. Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:
1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am
2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am
or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

Apr
21
Sat
Introduction to Bird Survey Techniques @ Chimney Meadows Reserve
Apr 21 all-day
Introduction to Bird Survey Techniques @ Chimney Meadows Reserve | Chimney | England | United Kingdom

An overview of some of the approaches taken whilst monitoring birds. Aimed at people with some identification skills but limited experience of surveys who want to widen their knowledge. You will learn about Breeding Bird Surveys and territory mapping among other techniques. See our website for full details.

Apr
23
Mon
Thames WaterBlitz @ Any waterbody in the Thames catchment
Apr 23 all-day
Thames WaterBlitz @ Any waterbody in the Thames catchment | England | United Kingdom

The WaterBlitz is a one-day event where volunteers in the Thames Valley collect as many water quality samples as possible. The purpose is to get an overview of the water quality in lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This is a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality.

This WaterBlitz on 23rd April be the sixth such event and coincides with the regular Thames sample run undertaken by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) as part of a long-term monitoring programme of the Thames and its tributaries.

WaterBlitz efforts complement monitoring by providing information from areas and waterbody types that would otherwise not be monitored, in total volunteers have so far collected nearly 1,200 measurements allowing us to better understand ponds or lakes, or stretches of flowing water that are consistently clean or potential pollution sources.

Register today, test your local water and be a WaterBlitzer!

Apr
29
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston Rowant
Apr 29 all-day
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston Rowant |  |  |

Our April visit to this important National Nature Reserve in the Chilterns.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am

2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer (check the weekly email to find out exactly where we’ll be). We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.