Practical Conservation

Practical Conservation at Woodham Common
Get to grips with nature with The Surrey Greenspace Project! We offer practical conservation volunteering opportunities on your doorstep in Guildford, Woking and Merstham.

No previous experience is required as tasks are led by qualified Project Community Outreach Officers and all specialist tools and training is provided – all you need to bring is enthusiasm and clothes suitable for the great outdoors. We even provide the tea & biscuits!

We run regular task days open to anyone or can organise bespoke sessions for specific groups. Tasks can involve path creation, heathland restoration, wetland improvement and traditional woodland management techniques such as coppicing and small tree felling. Whether you like building stuff or cutting things down, we’ve got the task to suit!

Whilst under 16s are more than welcome, they must be accompanied by an adult on the open task days.

For more information on how to get involved contact: Tasha Feddery (Community Outreach Officer for Woking & Guildford) or Tom Newman(Community & Education Officer for Merstham)






Arson Prevention at Stringers Common

This was one of the practical conservation training days we lead for local adults seeking employment.

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Big Tidy Up on the Basingstoke Canal


Footpath Challenge Woodham Common

Practical Conservation - Footpath Challenge

The Footpath Challenge at Woodham Common, Woking is a community project we run in partnership with the Horsell Common Preservation Society. Our aim to build a 1.2km all access circular trail at Woodham Common.

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Practical Conservation - Pyrford Common

Surrey Greenspace Project runs practical conservation days to help maintain and preserve the habitats within the Common. These have included Holly Clearance days.

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Practical Conservation - Stringers Common

Practical Conservation day where volunteers thinned the woodland in order to return gladed areas to Stringers Common

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Planting a Hedge Row

Practical Conservation - Westborough Woods

The Surrey Greenspace Project worked in partnership with the residents and volunteers of Westborough Woods Open Space Project, Guildford from 2009 - 2012 to manage this site of grassland and woodland for people & wildlife. Unfortunately this local group is no longer operating but we're still keen for your ideas!

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