London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. The trust protects many nature reserves across London and we are lucky enough at King’s Cross to be a stone’s throw from Camley Street Natural Park.
Camley Street Natural Park is a unique two acre nature reserve on the banks of Regent’s Canal. The reserve was created from an old coal yard back in 1984 and now contains well established pond, meadow and woodland habitats. The park provides a natural habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life. You can read more about this special space here.
Camley Street has a well-established volunteering programme and requires help on a regular basis. For individual volunteering opportunities, please visit: www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteer.
London Wildlife Trust also offers businesses bespoke team days to undertake one off projects. For more information, please visit Corporate Partnerships or contact the team on 0207 803 427 or by email.
Some of the tasks that volunteers can get involved with include:
- Reed bed cutting (Autumn/Winter)
- Tree coppicing (Autumn/Winter)
- Maintenance of pond platform (Spring)
- Habitat creation (Spring)
- Building bird and bat boxes and compost bins for use around the park
- Path building and clearing
- Pruning overgrown shrubs
- Wildflower meadow cutting
Case Study – construction consultancy Mace help the trust to do two month’s work in three days
This case study gives a flavour of how your help can be of enormous benefit to London’s wildlife and the local community – as well as the people involved.