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Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) is proud to be part of the High Lodge Forestry England Centenary Event at High Lodge on Saturday 31st August

FoTF are looking for volunteers to 'Meet and Greet' at High Lodge Centre and to Check the Walking Trails of Thetford Forest. Click here for more information

The next FoTF Conservation Event is on Sunday 15th September.

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group Schedule

The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group is one of the volunteer groups run by FoTF. FoTF Conservation undertake various conservation tasks during scheduled events. Previous tasks are varied and have included scrub clearance in and around the Goshawk Trail at Mayday Farm, clearing around the various ponds at High Lodge, construction and placement of bird and bat boxes in and around High Lodge, as well as the construction of Tern Rafts for placement in Lynford Arboretum lake and many other tasks.

FoTF Conservation Group at Work at Cranwich installing the Toad Fence (January 2018)

The group meet at 09:00, and generally finish at 13:00, every 3rd Sunday in a month, and the meeting point depends on the location of the work being undertaken, but a mail is sent out the week prior to the meeting to confirm the details of the date, time, and starting point.

Participation is free for FoTF members and we welcome non members. However, due to insurance requirements, we have to insist the volunteers are members, though you can join us for just one day at £1.00 to try us out. The £1.00 will be deducted from the full membership if you decide to join us fully. If you are under 16, you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tools and safety gear are provided, and we ask that all attendees follow the instructions given at the Health and Safety briefing before starting. Refreshments are also provided to keep the energy level up!

2019 FoTF Conservation Group Schedule

Date Location Event Details
20th January 2019 Cranwich Errection of the Toad Fence
17th February 2019 Lynford, Float Meadow Willow Removal
17th March 2019 Harling Woods Scrub Clearance
14th April 2019 Santon Downham Workshops Completing construction of Mink Rafts
19th May 2019 Rex Graham Reserve / Mildenhall Warren Lodge Rex Graham Reserve / Mildenhall Warren Lodge Open Day Preparations
16th June 2019 Mayday / Goshwark Trail Nightjar Nest Hunt
21st July 2019 Rex Graham Reserve Weeding
18th August 2019 Santon Downham Broom Clearance
15th September 2019 TBC TBC
20th October 2019 TBC TBC
17th November 2019 TBC TBC
15th December 2019 Santon Downham Workshops TBC
Please note events are subject to change

To register your interest in attending a event please email the secretary conservation@fotf.org.uk