Tag Archive for 'Guernsey Conservation Volunteers'

Guernsey’s Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards entry deadline is 28 May 2013

May 9th, 2013 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards

Guernsey schools and environmentally friendly islanders have until 28 May 2013 to get their entries in for this years’ Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards. The event, which is in its 23rd year, is staged to fund projects designed to protect the island’s green spaces and natural habitats. The winner of the main award could win a […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers give reeds a chance at Marais Rise

October 28th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers worked at Marais Rise reed bed close to Belle Greve Bay on the invigorating sunny and windy morning of Saturday 27 October 2012. The Marais Rise reed bed is States of Guernsey land that the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers work to maintain and manage. The volunteers have worked on the Marais Rise […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers working at Marais Rise Reed Bed on 27 October 2012

October 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers will clear growth to ground level at the Marais Rise Reed Bed beginning at 10 am on Saturday 27 October 2012. The GCV are doing this to create a reed bed and new habitat for birds. Please bring sturdy boots to cope with the uneven ground the GCV will be working […]

RBC Wealth Management and Guernsey Conservation Volunteers restore Marais Rise reed beds

September 10th, 2012 by RBC Wealth Management

Marais Rise, an ecologically important wetland and reed beds area, has been cleared by a group of volunteers, leading to a new habitat for local and migratory birds. The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers (GCV) was helped by staff from RBC Wealth Management in tackling an area that had become overrun with vegetation not native to reed […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers to create new habitat for birds at Marais Rise reed bed on 25 August

August 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On Saturday 25 August 2012 at 10 am the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers (GCV) will be clearing growth to ground level at the Marais Rise Reed Bed to create new habitat for birds. Volunteers are welcome to attend. Please bring study boots as we will be working on uneven ground. For parking please go to Perry’s […]

RBC Wealth Management and the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers join forces to restore reed beds at the Marais Rise wetland site

April 8th, 2011 by RBC Wealth Management

Work has begun on a new environmental project to restore the reed beds at the Marais Rise wetland site. A team of volunteers from RBC Wealth Management joined forces with the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers (GCV) earlier this month to start work on the new reed bed restoration project.

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers clear Portinfer beach during Beachwatch

September 25th, 2010 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On 19 September 2010 during Beachwatch weekend the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared litter from Portinfer beach on Guernsey’s north-west coast. One volunteered found deflated party balloons with a straggle of ribbon attached.  If released, lighter-than-air helium balloons can travel great distances.  Balloons that settle on the sea may be ingested by marine turtles and cetaceans, […]

Guernsey Beachwatch volunteers out in force to collect litter on 18 & 19 September 2010

September 16th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

On 18 and 19 September 2010 hundreds of Islanders will be combing the Island’s beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society annual Beachwatch survey, which is organised locally by the Environment Department. Beachwatch is the largest annual beach litter clean and survey in the UK, with thousands of volunteers combining efforts to clean dozens […]