Wild Work Day with University of Leeds

University of Leeds students take part in a practical volunteering day.

Students from the University of Leeds have taken part in a Wild Work Day with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. They were tasked with building leaky dams at Otterburn Beck near Airton, as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme and the Upper Aire Land Management Project.

The students came from Australia, China, Malawi, Pakistan, Spain, UK, and USA, and currently live in halls of residence at The University of Leeds.

University of Leeds Wild Work Day

Six events like these are held each year. We work with groups from the University on our nature reserves and task sites, located along the Upper and Middle Aire catchment areas.

Our volunteers report that they enjoy working on different sites, away from the rigours of their academic studies, and get a real buzz from all the fresh air and physical activity, whilst contributing to a worthwhile cause.

The University of Leeds has been a corporate member with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for seven years so far, and there is no let up on the number of volunteers that are attracted by these events. A winning partnership!