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19 September 2014

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  • Basingstoke Heritage Society
    An amenity society with an interest in the built environment of the unparished areas of Basingstoke. Open to all ages who have a general interest in the local heritage.
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  • Brook Meadow Conservation Group
    Practical conservation tasks twice a month. Possibility to go on training courses. Learn more about wildlife and conservation. Distribution of information to the public about conservation. Guided walks and public events - e.g. nature hunt, wildlife funday, herb walks, wildlife surveys - butterflies, birds and plants. Quarterly paper newsletter and fortnightly notes by e-mail.
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  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (Test Valley District Group)
    CPRE is a National Charity that helps people to protect their local countryside where there is a threat, to enhance it where there is opportunity and to keep it beautiful, enjoyable and productive for everyone. CPRE Hampshire Branch supports seven active district branches with a total membership of some 2000. The district group is one of 7 districts that form the Hampshire Branch - registered charity no. 245967.
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  • Deadwater Valley Trust
    Volunteering on conservation projects within The Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve from 11am-1pm, meet at car park on Conde Way. Guided walks lead by the rangers every Wednesday for 'Friends of the Deadwater's. Meet at the car park on Conde Way - this is the main car park for The Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve. Meet at 10.45am to leave at 11.00am - car sharing and lifts sorted at car park. Guided educational visits to the Local Nature Reserve. Biodiversity Survey opportunities for wildlife lovers.
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  • Eastleigh Countryside Service
    440 acres of woodland and water meadows beside the River Itchen. Trails, picnic sites, play areas and BBQs at Itchen Valley Country Park. Visitors centre is accessible to wheelchairs and has a café (weekends + school holidays only), exhibitions and gift shop. Forest trail is wheelchair accessible. Volunteers may also be involved in other countryside sites in the borough. Now known as Eastleigh Countryside Volunteers also task every Wednesday morning at Lakeside Country Park
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  • Fleet Pond Society
    Conservation and estate management at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve. Monthly & ad-hoc tasks throughout the year. Illustrated talks and guided walks to increase education and awareness. Encouragement of local involvement through the volunteer programme.
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  • Friends of Petersfield Heath
    Work closely with Petersfield Town Council in helping to manage the Heath for the enjoyment of all sections of the community. Fortnightly work parties on Heath from October to March on Sunday mornings. Details from Secretary.
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  • Friends of the Hermitage
    Guardianship of a community wildlife garden. Minimal upkeep, mainly keeping access paths free from vegetation and controlling unwanted and evasive plants.
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  • Gosport Allotment Holders & Gardeners Association
    Talks and presentations by visiting speakers on specialist gardening or growing topics. Occasional trip/excursion. Best allotment competititon. Two shows per year.
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  • Gosport Midweek Conservation Volunteers
    A range of countryside management tasks such as hedge-laying, path and boardwalk construction, post and rail fencing, pond clearance etc. Also assistance with events and general projects such as the tree nursery and wildlife garden and nature reserve wardening.
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  • Greenham and Crookham Conservation Volunteers
    Practical outdoor conservation work.
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  • Groundwork South, Solent Area
    We run environmental youth projects. We can also offer volunteers outside work on our community projects. Our scope of work also includes employment programmes, land improvement projects and community consultation. Education & training programme & community cafe.
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  • Hampshire & I.O.W. Wildlife Trust (Winchester Local Group)
    Indoor talks and field meetings.
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  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Ltd (Eastleigh)
    A members' group of the country-wide Wildlife Trust, organising indoor meetings and walks - non members are welcome to attend. General communications to the Trust should be sent to County HQ at Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Hants SO32 2DP.
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  • Hampshire Conservation Volunteers
    Undertakes practical conservation projects throughout Hampshire. New members ALWAYS welcome! Training in tool use and work techniques given on task. No previous knowledge or experience required. http://www.hcv.org.uk
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  • Hampshire Mills Group
    Advice about mills and their history, repair and restoration and about techniques of milling
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  • Hilsea Lido - Pool for the People Trust
    We host volunteer days at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido every Thursday 10am-4pm. We hold monthly open meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month at 12 noon. We also hold fundraising events.
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  • Hythe & Dibden Woodland and Waterside Group
    Conservation work including clearance, path laying and boardwalks; Recording of flora and fauna; Work with schools, and in particular the Hythe and Dibden Community Woodland. Opportunities available for relevant training.
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  • Isle of Wight Association of National Trust Members & Volunteers.
    National Trust Associations are local groups run by National Trust members. With around 200 all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland there is bound to be one nearby to help you to enjoy your membership and to take an active part in the National Trust's work. Founded in 1948 they were then known as Centres. They offer a varied programme of outings, lectures, parties, rambles, tours and holidays in Britain and abroad.
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  • Milford-on-Sea Conservation Volunteers
    Volunteer members of the local community in Milford working with the Parish Council on conservation of woodland and other areas in Milford.
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  • National Trust (East Dorset Association)
    National Tust Associations are local groups run by National Trust members. With 198 all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland there is bound to be one nearby to help you to enjoy your membership and to take an active part in the National Trust's work. Founded in 1948 they were then known as Centres. The East Dorset Association has a programme of twice monthly talks in the Winter, skittle evenings, Spring & Christmas luncheons and other social events. In the summer there are coach outings and, again, other social events.
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  • National Trust (Portsmouth and District Centre)
    The members are able to take part in the many and varied activities, ie. Lectures, coach outings and short holidays, rambles etc.
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  • National Trust (Salisbury & South Wiltshire Association)
    National Trust Associations were founded in 1948 and are local groups run by members in support of the National Trust. With 190 throughout the UK there is bound to be one nearby to help you to enjoy your membership and to take an active part in the National Trust's work. They offer a varied programme of coach outings,lectures, social events rambles and holidays in Britain.
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  • National Trust (Southampton & District Centre)
    A local group of National Trust members and volunteers who have a programme of summer day outings and winter lectures with some other activities. A newsletter twice a year details the forthcoming events. There are opportunities to raise money, to give voluntary help and to promote the National Trust.
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  • National Trust (Winchester Association)
    See above
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  • New Forest Area Conservation Volunteers
    NFACV is run by members on a voluntary basis. The main aim of the group is to ensure the natural environment in and around the New Forest by means of practical conservation work. The group is affiliated to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers a national registered charity.
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  • New Forest Badger Group
    Advice to householdres or companies on badger related problems
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  • Otterbourne Conservation Group
    Conservation of wildlife; Preservation of historical items/sites etc and the preservation of village ambience.
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  • Plant Heritage (formerly National Council for Conservation of Plants & Gardens)
    Plant Heritage (The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens) was formed in 1980 when concern was felt at the diminishing range of plants being grown in our gardens. The Society's primary aim is to conserve our heritage of garden plants and to distribute them more widely. Secondly, a comprehensive system of National Collections has been established to preserve and maintain the widest possible range of gardens plants for the enjoyment of future generations.
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  • Portchester Civic Society
    Conservation of built & natural environment. Aim to promote high standards of planning & architecture; educate the public in key aspects of the area & secure the preservation of places of historical and environmental interest. This includes monthly lectures/slides, visits, exhibitions and nature conservation work e.g tree planting, etc. Have restored the Grave of Thomas Goble (last Secretary to Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar) in St Mary's churchyard in the Castle and produced a book from their Oral History Project recordings, 'Portchester in Living Memory'.
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  • Ringwood Natural History Society
    Indoor and outdoor meetings.
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  • Rotherlands Conservation Group
    Management of Rotherlands local nature reserve at Penns Place, Petersfield. Conservation work, offering light exercise in the fresh air with a friendly group of volunteers.
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  • Rowhill Nature Reserve Society
    Rowhill Nature Reserve Society manages Rowhill Copse for the owners, Rushmoor Borough Council. Aims:- Development of reserve as a public amenity. Provision of educational facilities. Practice of nature conservation in all aspects. Achieved by:- Regular meetings, organised walks, fundraising, voluntary conservation work, opening field centre to the public. For further details about membership, access etc. tel. 01252 319749
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  • Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
    The Southern Region offers a varied programme of lectures and other activities in Hampshire and adjacent areas.
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  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
    Monthly meetings and twice monthly bird walks.
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  • RSPB (North East Hampshire Group)
    Average of 10 indoor meetings/talks and 12 outdoor walks per year. Indoor meetings have films, slide shows and lectures.
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  • RSPB Wildlife Explorers (Fleet)
    Indoor and outdoor meetings are organised every month except August and December.
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  • South Downs National Park Authority
    Promote practical conservation help and educate visitors to South Downs. Practical conservation, admin support.
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  • South Hampshire National Trust Volunteers
    The group works on a voluntary basis on properties of the National Trust to help with conservation of the relevant properties and environment. Work involved is cutting down trees, planting trees and hedges, scrub bashing, repairing fences, building footpaths and bridges and clearing and reclamation of ponds amongst others.
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  • Staunton Country Park
    Supported Volunteer Programme that meets weekly to work on tasks within the park.
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  • Textile Conservation of Froyle Vestments
    To restore and conserve the Ecclesiastical Vestments of St Mary's Church, Froyle dating from 16th Century and being of European origin.
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  • The Alton Society Environment Group
    Maintenance of paths and conservation activities within meadow environment with river and disused cress bed. Meeting on a regular basis to carry out conservation activities.
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  • The Fareham Society
    The Borough Civic Society has monthly lectures informing residents on environmental and other topics associated with its aims. Protection of the built and natural environment is on the logo. Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month Sept-May.
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  • The Friends of Holly Hill
    Our work is exclusively physical and active in relation to maintenance and installation of landscaping features, in association with Fareham Borough Council.
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  • The Hawk Conservancy Trust
    The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservancy charity that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey. Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 150 birds of prey on view, from owls to eagles! Many of these birds are involved in our spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects. Allow at least half a day for your visit as there is so much to see and do! All visitors get the chance to hold a British bird of prey.
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  • Twyford Waterworks Trust
    The site is open to the public on a regular basis, including wildlife trail & hide, guided or independent tour of the site, which includes the original boilers, steam engine, furnaces, filter house, quarry & other equipment from the early 20th century.
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  • Wednesday Conservation Volunteers
    A group of volunteers that meet each Wednesday to carry out practical environmental improvement tasks for HCC and other local authorities and conservation organisations. The work includes footpath improvements, coppicing and minor country based constructions (e.g gates, fences and bridges). Training given where required!
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  • Weeke Pond Improvement Scheme
    Routine maintenance (including weeding surrounds and litter picking) occassional other tasks. approx 20 volunteers - additional volunteers always required to join rota.
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  • Wildlife Support & Conservation
    Checking and identifying rare plants with the BSBI recorder for North Hampshire, checking areas where development has taken place or is due to take place and advising on protection of wildlife, mammal paths, etc. Visiting residents on new developments and giving advice on how to attract birds and wildlife into garden and keeping mammal paths open, especially for hedgehogs.
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  • Woodland Park Community Group
    We are a registered charity owning & managing a small area of woodland adjacent to Pilands Wood, Bursledon. With financial support from County & Borough Councils we are making this woodland accessible to the public while conserving it for the future. Two footbridges have been built across the stream & informal paths cleared to the central glade. The level of enhancement is minimal and the emphasis will be on conserving the wood. Local people are involved in the management committee and it is hoped that volunteer input will foster a feeling of pride in the area.
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  • Woodland Trust (Grantham)
    The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading charity dedicated solely to the protection of our native woodland heritage. We want to see: no further loss of ancient woodland, biodiversity of woods restored and improved, increase in area of new native woodland, and increase in people's awareness and enjoyment of woodland.
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  • Worthys Conservation Volunteers
    Conservation work within the local environment. Wildlife field studies and other learning activities. Green gym.
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