Last week our regular Whiteleaf & Brush Hill Volunteer team were joined by five keen and hardworking corporate volunteers from BT. Lesley, Shanna, Aliya, Deborah & Nicky, all of whom were new conservation work, were thrown in at the deep with a tricky job of replacing protective fencing around the Juniper trees growing on the steep scarp slope. This low level fencing is important in giving the Juniper seedlings the best chance of successfully establishing themselves.
The volunteers did a fantastic job replacing four of the enclosures.
Lesley from BT said, ‘The volunteering with The Chiltern Society was a great opportunity for us to get together as a team and invest some of our time into doing something really worthwhile. The team found it really energising helping with the repair and protection of these conservation areas, learning about the plant life and understanding a little about the importance of the archaeological features. The conservation group we joined were really welcoming, coffee and brownies was certainly a highlight! Every member of our team have expressed how much they enjoyed themselves.’
We look forward to working alongside another group of BT volunteers who will be coming out again to help out in June.