Meanwood Valley Volunteer rangers
Based along the Meanwood Valley, from Woodhouse Ridge to Golden Acre Park.
Volunteers meet every month (time: 10am to 3pm) helping to improve and maintain habitats for wildlife, carrying out a range of different tasks from litter picking, scrub control, invasive plant species control, hedge laying, dead hedging, woodland management (coppicing, tree planting, willow pollarding and tree seed gathering) to scything and wildlife surveys. Along with site repairs and public rights of way work, footpath and drainage repairs to improve the Meanwood Valley Trail.
Meanwood Valley Volunteer Junior Rangers
Based from Meanwood Park, Rangers Hut, Meanwood Park, Car Park, off Green Lane.
Junior Rangers meet every month (time: 10am to 12:30pm) helping to improve and maintain habitats for wildlife, carrying out a range of different tasks from litter picking, scrub control, invasive plant species control, hedgelaying, woodland management (coppicing, willow pollarding, with tree seed gathering for Leeds City Council’s Woodland Creation Initiative) bird nest and bat roost box building, and carrying out a range of wildlife surveys. All in and around the Meanwood Park and Grove areas, and Meanwood Valley Trail.
Friends of Breary Marsh
Based at Golden Acre Park, Bramhope, LS16 9JY
Volunteers meet every 1 – 3 months (time: 10am to 1pm) to carry out habitat management work on this wetland, from reed mace removal, small tree removal, scrub control to benefit rare wetland flora and fauna species, and control of invasive plant species. Wildlife surveys are also carried out on this important, Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Service, Local Nature Reserve, which is also designated a Natural England: Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Due to current Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside Service current Health and Safety Covid19 guidelines all volunteer sessions are bookable in advance with a track and trace system in place for volunteer safety.