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Activities near CO28RU

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  • Big Green Weekend
  • Green Gym
  • Practical conservation activity
  • I Dig Trees: OVO Tree Planting
  • Health walk
  • Children's activity
  • Training or workshop
  • Food growing activity
  • Community event or activity
  • Wildlife surveying activity
  • Friday 13th December 2019

    Lloyd Park Green gym

    With Lloyd Park Green Gym (Waltham Forest)

    About 44.3 miles away from your postcode

    At Lloyd Park

    Activity description

    Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds. Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities. In fact, almost a third more calories can be burnt in some Green Gym sessions than in an average aerobics class! Unlike many conventional gyms, taking part in a Green Gym is free and a great social activity too, allowing you to meet new people and work together to transform your local area, while also learning new skills every week. Green Gym recently featured in an innovative study run by the University of Westminster for the BBC2 programme Trust Me I Am A Doctor. The study monitored changes to the level of the stress hormone cortisol in separate groups of participants taking part in Green Gym, Yoga and Mindfulness sessions. Compared to a similar group of participants that did not engage in any extra activity, the participants in the Green Gym group had an average 20% improvement in cortisol awakening response, which was increased up to 35% in some participants. This study also showed that Green Gym participants reported higher levels of well-being and lower levels of stress.

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  • Saturday 14th December 2019

    Saturday practical conservation workdays

    With

    About 46.4 miles away from your postcode

    At Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

    Activity description

    Join our regular Saturday conservation workdays at Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park and help the wardens carry out vital management work in the park’s different habitats – marsh, meadow, lakes, ponds, shingle beach and woodland. You will be working as part of a team with the park wardens, carrying out tasks such as pond clearing, reed cutting, meadow cutting, coppicing (cutting smaller tree stems), digging and weeding. You don’t need any previous experience and we provide tools and gloves (and wellies or waders if needed). We only use hand tools so you will get some great experience in the more traditional ways of managing habitats.

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  • Sunday 15th December 2019

    Rhododendron Bashing @ Lexden Park

    With Colchester Biodiversity Action Team (Sunday)

    About 2.1 miles away from your postcode

    At Lexden Park

    Activity description

    We will be working in the woodland at Lexden Park to remove non native rhododendron which shades out and displaces native flora.

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  • Sunday 15th December 2019

    Tunnel Gardens

    With Haringey Sunday Volunteers

    About 48.3 miles away from your postcode

    At Tunnel Gardens (Blake Road)

    Activity description

    We will be maintaining the scallops and other tasks.

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  • Tuesday 17th December 2019

    Coppicing in the Spinney @ Hilly Fields

    With Colchester Biodiversity Action Team (Midweek)

    About 1.6 miles away from your postcode

    At Hillyfields

    Activity description

    Hilly Fields local nature reserve includes a patchwork of grassland, scrub, woodland and wetland. We will be working in the area known as the spinney We will be coppicing in the spinney to maintain a diverse structure of woodland habitat including open glades, matures trees and young growth

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  • Tuesday 17th December 2019

    Railway Fields work day and WINTER BBQ!

    With Haringey Conservation Volunteers

    About 47.9 miles away from your postcode

    At Railway Fields

    Activity description

    We will be carrying out a range of woodland tasks - felling, coppicing, crown lifting, in the morning followed by our WINTER BBQ! We'll be lighting the coals at 1. Bring a little food if you'd like, and bring your own drinks.

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  • Tuesday 17th December 2019 to Wednesday 18th December 2019

    Biodiversity Action Team East

    With Biodiversity Action Team (East London)

    About 48.5 miles away from your postcode

    At Alexandra Palace

    Activity description

    We will be working in the woodland belt next to the old race course creating a woodland glade and processing wood to construct a dead hedge to protect the conservation area.

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  • Tuesday 17th December 2019

    Habitat Management at Waterlow Park

    With Camden Green Gym

    About 49.8 miles away from your postcode

    At Waterlow Park

    Activity description

    You'll be joining us for our regular Session at Waterlow Park. For this session we will be working in the Upper Pond Nature area. In warmer weather, we strongly advise our volunteers to bring bottles of water with them, sun-cream and sun hats, as well as a rain proof jacket. The Green Gym® is natural exercise to make a difference! Fun and free outdoor community volunteering sessions to connect us with local green spaces. The Camden Green Gym® runs at different parks & public gardens across Camden. The Green Gym® is a unique way to get fit, transform the environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Each day starts with a warm up and finishes with a cool down before and after a range of light to vigorous activities, designed to suit all abilities.

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  • Wednesday 18th December 2019

    Maldon task tba

    With Chelmsford Biodiversity Action Team

    About 17.3 miles away from your postcode

    At Hester Place

    Activity description

    Working at a Madlon District Council site to improve wildlife habitat

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  • Wednesday 18th December 2019

    Green Gym in Chingford

    With Chingford Green Gym

    About 43.0 miles away from your postcode

    At Ridgeway Park

    Activity description

    The Green Gym in Chingford is a perfect opportunity for people with an interest in conservation projects to be invested in their local green spaces. We’ll have a balanced program of activities to promote the local green spaces and wildlife as we’ll be working in both Ridgeway and Mansfield Parks, two venues which abound with nature and many other features. If you’re interested in being part of the best new thing in town then get on board as spaces are limited.

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