Harpenden Town Council

Harpenden Town Council

Harpenden Common (c) Tim Hill

In 2017, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust built on their excellent relationship with Harpenden Town Council and appointed a dedicated People and Wildlife Officer to help Harpenden’s local community get the most of their outstanding green spaces.

The project, which will run until 2021, will engage a wider range of volunteers to maintain important local habitat; increase opportunities for local children to learn outside of the classroom; raise awareness of the fantastic natural resources; and improve habitat management and restoration.

Harpenden is truly blessed with some fabulous green space; from the county significant swathes of acidic grassland across Harpenden Common to the serene chalk stream habitat at Batford Springs Nature Reserve. Here are some of the many ways that you can get involved, head out and enjoy them:

Conservation Volunteering

Become a Conservation Volunteer and help to manage Harpenden’s green spaces. Volunteering is a great way to experience wildlife, keep fit, learn new skills, and meet new friends. Practical management tasks and ecological surveys take place on Harpenden Common, The Nickey Line, and Batford Springs Nature Reserve all year round. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary!

Find out more about volunteering

Upcoming events

Join the People and Wildlife Officer on one of the exciting upcoming events and take the time to enjoy the local wildlife. There are plenty of wildlife spectacles, visitors and sights to be enjoyed in Harpenden throughout the year! 

See all events in Harpenden

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