Belfast Hills Partnership urge volunteers to get involved with conservation
BELFAST Hills Partnership is looking for people to help their conservation efforts in the city.
The charity's volunteers perform a variety of tasks, including planting trees, mapping areas burned by wildfire and managing the spread of invasive species.
The team meets on Saturdays and once a month carries out a 'Big Saturday Task'. These tasks cover a variety of practical conservation work including big river clean ups, woodland management, wildflower seed collection and much more.
Each month the charity visit a different site within the Belfast Hills: from Divis & Black Mountain in the west; Cave Hill in the north and Carnmoney Hill in Newtownabbey.
Volunteer Officer, Lisa Critchley, said: "The team of volunteers really make a difference to the sites across the hills. Everyone always has a great laugh during the tasks and still manage to get a lot done! We’d definitely be lost without them.”
Leanne, one of the newest members of the team, said: “From day one it was like I knew everyone for ages. The group has a really friendly atmosphere and if anyone did struggle socially, they would feel welcome!”
For more information about joining, contact Volunteer Officer Lisa Critchley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9060 3466.