About The Group

The main aim of the group is to conserve and enhance the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve.

The group consists of volunteers, most of whom live in and around Bradley Stoke, who participate in practical conservation activities on the reserve on the 1st Saturday of each month.



Click below to visit the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCswyLyF05LA7kbhY2cm5eyQ

The practical conservation activities of the Group can include:

  • Hedge laying;
  • Coppicing;
  • Felling trees;
  • Removing invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam;
  • Clearing brambles etc from paths;
  • Maintaining path surfaces;
  • Grass cutting using traditional tools;
  • Planting wild flowers;
  • Stream or pond clearing;
  • Planting trees;
  • Making and installing bird/bat boxes;
  • Removing unwanted tree guards;
  • Creating or maintaining drainage channels;
  • Collecting litter;
  • Walks and surveys of the reserve;
  • Before attending a work day, please read: Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group Safety Guidelines

  • As well as improving the local environment being a volunteer is a great way to get fresh air and exercise and to meet people. An expert from BTCV attends most conservation work days to co-ordinate things, provide tools and to give training where required.

    No previous experience is needed from the volunteers and the atmosphere in the group is friendly and relaxed. We have regular task days on the 1st Saturday of each month which start at 10am and finish at 4pm, with a break for lunch at which tea and biscuits are usually provided (you'll need to bring your own lunch). Some volunteers attend all day, others for only a short time. Well behaved children can come along but only if accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
    So why not come along to the next event yourself? Click here to see the upcoming events

    The group has a 12 point constitution to which all members adhere and which can be downloaded from this link:

  • Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group Constitution (12kb PDF)
  • There are also risk assessment documents for the group's activities:
  • Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group Risk Assessment 2017 [218kb pdf]