Goldenrod clearance - Warren Farm

Location
Epsom, Surrey
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Sep 2017
Ref
Warren Farm
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Short Term

Come and join the Meadow Project – a Woodland Trust volunteer group and make a real difference to the conservation of this special site.

At Warren Farm we have one big task – to tackle the invasive Canadian goldenrod plant which is out of control. It’s out-competing the native species which provide the breeding habitat our native birds and butterflies rely on. Ninety-five per cent of the UK’s lowland meadows have been lost in the last few years and we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to this wonderful meadow.

Any time you can give is a big help.  The task involves light physical work  pulling up the Canadian goldenrod and carrying it over to the composting area. No previous experience is necessary and in a group it’s very satisfying and great fun!  Our volunteer group has been running for 2 years and already we have seen a huge difference for nature as a result of this work.

We provide the gloves and recommend you wear appropriate clothing such as long trousers and closed shoes. If you have gardening gloves do bring them along too – though gloves will be provided for those who don’t have them.

Warren Farm in located next to Nonsuch Park where there is free parking.  The site is a short walk from the car parks along a dirt footpath which connects the sites as shown in blue on the map.  The nearest station is Cheam which is approximately a 10 minute walk away.

We are looking for new volunteers to join the team. If you have a few hours to spare on a Saturday or a Sunday, please contact us to find out when the group are next meeting. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.