Malvern Hills Trust thanks volunteers for 'amazing contributions' - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Hills Trust thanks volunteers for 'amazing contributions'

Malvern Editorial 16th Jun, 2024   0

MALVERN Hills Trust have taken the time to thank all of its ‘wonderful’ volunteers during a national celebration of people who donate their time to charities and other organisations.

Alongside volunteer wardens and litter pickers, teams of conservation volunteers are out each week across the hills and commons to conserve some of the species and habitats needing a helping hand.

On June 5, seven conservation volunteers were out in force at the Purlieu, West Malvern clearing encroaching bramble, bracken and scrub from a grassland.

This field on the Purlieu is home to orchids and Meadow Saffron (also called Autumn Crocus). The Meadow Saffron is listed as ‘near threatened’ in the UK and therefore is a priority for conservation.

Volunteers clearing vegetation around these delicate plants also had the bonus of spotting slow worms and grass snakes too.

When asked what motivates them to volunteer one of them said they liked the opportunity to make a contribution and another was pleased ‘to be part of something’.

Local businesses and groups can also get involved and the trust have welcomed IASME, The Environment Agency, and Malvern Chase School on recent conservation tasks.

Over the 12 months from the April 1, 2023 to the March 31, 2024 more than 377 days were given by volunteers to support our care of this landscape.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “Thank you to all our volunteers for their amazing contributions.”

lunteers Week ran from June 3 to June 9.

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