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Oxford Conservation Volunteers

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Oxford Conservation Volunteers is a voluntary organisation that carries out practical work conserving the wildlife and traditional landscape of the Oxford area. OCV organises work parties every Sunday (and some Saturdays) undertaking a wide variety of nature conservation work ranging from hedge laying to fence building, tree planting, and conserving chalk grassland habitats by scrub clearance.

Please take a look at the Events Diary to see what we are doing over the next few months, and the projects page to discover more what each type of conservation involves.

How to get involved:

  1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions and join the Mailing List.
  2. Turn up at one of the mini-bus pick up points on Cowley Road and St Giles (details on the FAQ).
  3. Become a member. Membership costs £10 per calendar year (£5 for students, retired or unwaged). If you would like to join, download a membership form or fill one in at one of our Sunday conservation tasks. You do not need to become a member to come along, but there are benefits to being a member.

If you want to speak to someone about Oxford Conservation Volunteers then you can ring Tim on 07909 957344 or email enquiries@ocv.org.uk

Next upcoming task

Sunday 14 Aug 2022 – Reserve Maintenance at Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire
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This National Nature Reserve is an OCV favourite. It's set on the chalk slopes that mark the western boundary of the Chiltern Hills. The sheep-cropped grass that covers the chalk is an ideal wild flower habitat. As usual at Aston Rowant we'll be working with one of the wardens. Full details of what we'll be doing, and where and when to meet, will be in the weekly task email as usual, so make sure you've signed up to the OCV mailing list.

  • Leader: Tim Bletsoe
  • Driver: Tim Howard

For further tasks, see the Events Diary.