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Hertfordshire Conservation Volunteers

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making a difference for the countryside

The latest Chiltern Society conservation group has been formed in Hertfordshire. New volunteers are welcome to join the group.

Formerly known as the Hemel Hempstead Conservation Volunteers, this group has about 30 members working on hands-on nature conservation. This is a roving conservation group working with a number of local conservation and ‘Friends of…’ groups to lend their expertise and skills to local conservation projects. Because they aren’t tied to a single piece of land, they have the freedom to work on a variety of projects in multiple locations, working throughout West Herts and beyond.

Hertfordshire Conservation GroupMore pictures

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The work includes pond restoration, scrub clearance, tree planting, hedge laying and footpath work – all vital contributions to the conservation of our countryside, giving nature a helping hand by creating and maintaining native plant and animal habitats. The group currently goes out on the second Wednesday of each month, as well as occasional Sundays. Another regular Wednesday outing is in the planning.

The group works on conservation projects throughout Dacorum and West Herts as well as parts of Beds and Bucks. This includes Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Tring, Berkhamsted, Kings Langley, Harpenden, Wendover (Dancer’s End), Aston Clinton, Welwyn Garden City, Frithsden, Whelpley Hill, Abbots Langley, Redbourn and Amersham (Chalfont St. Giles).

Locations of some of the projects this group has worked on can be seen by clicking the link below. Click any of the blue ‘pins’ to reveal more information about the project.

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If you would like to get involved, please contact the Hertfordshire Conservation Volunteers Coordinator or the Chiltern Society Volunteer Coordinator, whose contact details can be found in the ‘Conservation Groups’ section of our online Directory here.

Hertfordshire Conservation Group

Work party dates are shown below. They also appear in the quarterly Chiltern Society Volunteer e-newsletter, in the Diary on this website's homepage and in emails from the group’s Coordinator. Click an event title to show/hide details.

The reintroduction of red kites in the Chilterns is perhaps the most well known project with which we've been involved.

We continue to be a vital help in a wide variety of conservation schemes in the region.