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Get Involved

Help Workington Nature Partnership

The Partnership are always looking for volunteers to help manage their vast portfolio of nature reserves and open spaces.  As you can imagine, the work is never ending. 

What does a Workington Nature Partnership volunteer do? 
Sometimes we walk around in the sunshine all day counting butterflies! 
Sometimes we graft and go home soaking wet and covered in mud! 
Lopping, chopping, planting, pruning, sawing and spotting...there is something for everyone whether you can join us weekly on our reserves or just for an hour at our public events.

Typical tasks include:

  • Woodland management

  • Wildflower planting

  • Invasive species removal 

  • Tree planting

  • Habitat creation

  • Pruning

  • Weeding

  • Path clearance

  • Meadow management

  • Surveying

  • Building bird boxes and feeding tables

  • Running repairs to handrails, steps etc.

  • Improving the flow in our streams with natural interventions such as willow weaving and leaky dams

Full training and all equipment s provided.

Full training and all equipment is provided. 

If you would be interested in volunteering or would just like to have a chat, please get in touch with one of the Nature Officers via the contact details at the bottom of this page or the contact page

The Nature Partnership also holds a number of different events throughout the year. 

'Like' our Facebook page to see what's on. 

Friends of Groups

Another way to get involved is to join one of the 'Friends Of' groups that some of the areas managed by the Partnership have. If you would like to be involved in any of the Friends of Groups mentioned below, just e-mail Raegan or Susan (contact details in the footer) or fill in a contact us form.


Friends of Harrington Nature Reserve 

Friends of Siddick Ponds 

Friends of Workington Hall Parkland 

The ‘friends’ groups are made up of local residents who work together to:

  • Ensure the area is better used by the local community

  • Develop strategies for improved maintenance, alongside the Nature Officers 

  • Identify resources for specific improvements

  • Apply for funding for various projects and activities

  • Help to make the reserve safer

  • Organise fun days, events, and activities 

  • Carry out practical tasks to improve/maintain the reserve

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