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Apr
28
Sun
Climate Crisis – Act Now to Make a Difference @ Florence Park Community Centre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Climate Crisis - Act Now to Make a Difference @ Florence Park Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come and be inspired to act in ways that you can manage – both personal and collaborative actions. We’re having “World Cafe” style discussions where people can stay at one table as long as they want and then move on. The topics are: Food, Transport, Energy, Money, Getting Involved and there will also be a children’s action table.
We’re encouraging people to come up with something new that they can commit to ideally in each of these topics.
There will be tea and cake. All are welcome, including children.

May
5
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance & Pond Work @ Milham Ford Nature Park
May 5 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Reserve Maintenance & Pond 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.

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes.

May
12
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: Fen Cutting & Raking @ Hinksey Heights Fen
May 12 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: Fen Cutting & Raking @ Hinksey Heights Fen | England | United Kingdom

This is a new site for OCV. There are a number of small valleys with streams that run in parallel down onto the Thames flood plain to the south-west of Oxford. Each of them offers the potential to form a relatively rare fen habitat. Raleigh Park and the Chilswell Valley are two such places and between them lies the Hinksey Heights Fen. So today we’ll aim to cut and clear a section of the reed-bed in this third valley. The aim is to create a network of contiguous habitats of the same kind. This will be our first outing of the season with our set of Austrian scythes. If you’ve worked with us at Lye Valley you’ll know what to expect. For more information see the Oxfordshire Fens Project (https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/oxfordshire-fens-project/).

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.

May
19
Sun
Conservation Volunteers: reserve maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
May 19 all-day
Conservation Volunteers: reserve maintenance @ Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve | Aston Rowant | England | United Kingdom

We’re back to one of our favourite sites this week. We’ll be helping the Reserve warden maintain the nationally important calcareous grassland habitat. At this time of year we might actually begin to see some of the rare plants that our work helps to protect. We could be helping out with fence and gate repairs, or doing whatever other maintenance jobs are required on the site. As usual everyone will be welcome and full details of the project and the meeting place will be given in the weekly OCV email (sign up on our website).

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 must be 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 website or the OCV weekly email for last minute details or changes, and to find out the exact location.