Work Parties

We litter pick once a month to support the task of Watford Council in maintaining the Park and twice a month we also support Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) with the nature reserve. Litter picking work parties are on the third Saturday of each month – meeting at 10am in the park at the kiosk near the Gade Avenue Car Park. This work party lasts for 2 hours – finishing at 12am.

Reserve work parties also meet on the third Saturday of each month – also meeting at 10am at the Gade Avenue Car Park entrance. This work party usually lasts a little longer – finishing at 1pm – but any time volunteering is better than none. The team is led by assistant warden Jon Pettifer in co-ordination with HMWT.

In addition HMWT run a reserve work party tha meets on the Tuesday before the above . This work party is attended by FoCP members , HMWT members and others and lasts from 10am to 3pm – so bringing a picnic lunch is handy if you are able to spend the day on the reserve – again, any time volunteering is useful and better than none. This team meet at the Rustic Bridge (the bridge over the river close to the Langley Way entrance) and is led by Rob Hopkins, HMWT reserve officer.

Work programme for March – May 2017

March 2017 – Tues 14th and Sat 18th – as for February and other outstanding work

Come and join  our  friendly volunteer work parties carrying out practical nature conservation tasks to benefit wildlife.  No previous experience required, just bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear, usually wellies as much of the reserve is wet.  Hot drinks are provided.

April 2017  – No reserve work (breeding season ) BUT Sat 15th April  Litter picking as usual: 10am – 12 noon

May 2017  – No reserve work (breeding season ) BUT Sat 20th May:  Litter picking as usual: 10am – 12 noon

Also:  Guided nature walk
Tuesday 16 May and Saturday 20 May, 10am-12noon. Learn about wildlife and habitats with Rob Hopkins of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. With FREE refreshments and cake afterwards.

and Bat walk
Friday 19 May at 7.45pm. See real bats and learn more about them

Booking is essential for these walks; please contact: Tab McLaughlin,Education Officer Cassiobury Park. Tel: 01923 278590 or email: tabitha.mclaughlin@watford.gov.uk

See Next Work Parties for details of up coming work.