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New Volunteer Rangers Trial at Mill Waters!

We are trialling a Volunteer Ranger Service at Mill Waters from August to October 2023. Volunteer Ranger sessions will run on alternate Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The trial will help us to understand more about the resources needed to run a Volunteer Ranger Service and the benefits for nature and people. The results of the trail will help to inform future plans for Mill waters.

Our new Ranger Andy, will  be with us weekly until October on alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays. Volunteers can help with practical conservation and wildlife surveys, no previous experience needed!

Join Andy on any (or all!) of the dates below  in

August to November 2023 from 10am to 12pm

Meet outside Mill waters Heritage Centre and Café at 10am

Saturday 26th August - Bird identification and survey 

Wednesday 30th August - Wildflower identification and survey

Saturday 9th September - Vegetation Clearance until 11am then pond dipping 11am- 11.45pm (meet at Kings Mill Viaduct for the pond dipping)

Wednesday 13th September - Invertebrate identification and survey and vegetation clearance

Wednesday 27th September - How to identify water voles and their habitat

Saturday 7th October - Tbc hopefully wild flower seeding!

Wednesday 11th October - Cancelled

Saturday 21st October - Hedgerow works and survey

Wednesday 25th October - Habitat improvement

Saturday 4th November  - Habitat improvement

Wednesday 8th November - Tree planting

Wear sturdy shoes and bring your waterproofs, conservation activities will include walking 1-3 miles, all equipment will be provided.

If you have any questions please email volunteering@ashfield.gov.uk


Volunteer with us and make a difference at Mill Waters

  • Join the Team
  • Learn new skills
  • Try new things
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Make new friends

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Volunteer Ranger
  • Event Volunteer
  • Heritage and Conservation Volunteer
  • Communications, Information and Design Volunteer
  • Survey Volunteer
  • Volunteer Walk Leader

To get involved, please contact us by completing our Volunteer enquiry form and then we will be in touch. 

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