Practical Conservation Task Day- Skerne


Skerne Wetlands Nature Reserve,

Wansford Bridge, Wansford (Snakeholm Pastures entrance - northern part of site)
Cleaves Farm, Skerne (Skerne Wetlands entrance - southern part of site) ,
Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 8NX (Wansford Bridge) YO25 9HU (Cleaves Farm)
Would you like to get stuck into some outdoor conservation work?

Join us for a day of practical conservation and reserve management tasks at Skerne Wetlands Nature Reserve. There’s always plenty to do whatever the season; mowing, raking, fencing repairs to name a few. The nature reserve has a mixture of habitats to manage including lovely wildflower meadows, wetlands, wet woodland and paths that need to be maintained for the public.

Position details



Contact details

Leader: Jon Traill


Telephone: 07968 125902

Upcoming Task Days at Skerne:

Thursday 3rd October

Thursday 17th October

Thursday 31st October

Thursday 14th November

Thursday 28th November

Thursday 12th December

Useful information for Task Days

Things you need to know:

  • Task days start at 10am and usually run until 4pm.
  • Sometimes task days may change because of adverse weather. Please check the website for updates
  • If you’re new to a site, please call the relevant contact to check task day details and let them know you’re coming.
  • New volunteers will need to provide emergency contact details and relevant medical details before beginning, just in case of any incident or accident.

What you should bring:

  • A packed lunch and plenty to drink.
  • Hard-wearing shoes, boots or wellies
  • Old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Waterproofs, sunscreen and insect repellent when necessary, you never know what the weather will do!

Tools and gloves will be provided.

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