Belfast Hills Partnership urge volunteers to get involved with conservation

Belfast Hills Partnership meet on Saturdays 
Digital Staff

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 lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org or 028 9060 3466.

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