Hounslow Heath Green Gym volunteers help manage a wide range of habitats, throughout the year, on the heath. We have grasslands, meadows, heathlands, bee banks, ponds, hedges and woodlands to take care of. No experience is necessary to join this conservation group! If you want to connect to nature, spend time giving something back to the community, are interested in learning and meeting new people this is for you. We have a range of activities available every session, and encourage volunteers to work at their own pace. Green Gym benefits volunteer self confidence, mental and physical wellbeing through engaging in outdoor practical work. All tools, gloves, first aid cover and instructions are provided.
Volunteers need to wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for outdoor work and the day's weather. No flit flops permitted and it is best to bring long sleeve layers and trousers as if we are working close to nettles or bramble even on summer days its best to cover your skin.
Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 - 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Located in the heart of Hounslow, this incredible nature reserve contains a mix of rare acid grassland and lowland heath, woodland, wildflower meadows and wetlands. Come and join like-minded people to carry out essential work to Hounslow Heath Green Gym and learn about its mix of wildlife and plant life, get to know the nature reserve's habitats and take part in helping manage this diverse landscape. Volunteers meet at 10.45am outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park. For more information contact us on 07806739266 or email [email protected]
See Facebook group for more details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym/
Volunteers benefit from time spent outdoors, engaged in practical acivities with a real conservation purpose. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive, volunteers work at their own pace, there are a range of activities to suit people's interests and abilities. Every hour spent managing the Heath's habitats helps them thrive and survive under pressure. We all enjoy seeing the seasons change, spotting the wildlife, and making a positive difference to the natural environment.