Would you like to become involved in practical tasks to improve the wildlife habitats where you live?  Would you enjoy travelling with us to other parts of Europe to help our partners with their environmental protection challenges? Would you benefit from the fresh air and exercise and the boost to self-esteem that our practical activities will give you? There are new skills to be learnt and beautiful places to visit.

La Brenne EuCAN team November 2015

La Brenne EuCAN team November 2015

EuCAN offers a many different ways to become involved. We have an exciting programme planned for 2019.

Have a look at our Flickr site to get an idea of the range of activities we have been involved with!

Cerne Valley group lunch break with bacon butties November 2017

Cerne Valley group lunch break with bacon butties November 2017

Our wildlife holidays to La Brenne in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and to Aggtelek in north-eastern Hungary in 2015 and 2018 each made a small profit, and this money along with the proceeds of our contract work has been used to subsidise very successful and enjoyable practical conservation visits to Estonia in June 2016, to the Haymaking and Scything Festival in Transylvania in 2016 and 2018, and to La Brenne in central France again in November 2016 and 2017.

How you can get involved this year!

Through the year: habitat management contracts in Dorset and Somerset – we are looking for volunteers, trainees and sub-contractors. Summer is generally a quieter time for contracts but we have plans in place for Himalayan Balsam removal, ragwort pulling and cutting and ongoing habitat management work for Butterfly Conservation. Click here for more info.


strimming Himalayan Balsam on the slopes of the Beaminster Tunnel

Our regular Volunteer groups are always on the look-out for new members - join in, it’s great fun, costs nothing and you will learn new skills, visit lovely places, get healthy exercise and fresh air – and at the same time contribute to the improvement of some of our best wildlife habitats.

The EuCAN Mid-week Volunteers meet every Wednesday for a variety of different tasks, mainly in south Dorset. Minibus transport is provided from Weymouth and Dorchester.Contact the group leader, Dave Searle, via this link to our website:  http://www.eucan.org.uk/uk/dorset/dorset-mid-week-group/


The EuCAN Somerset Volunteers generally meet every Tuesday .Based in south Somerset, the group carries out tasks on a great range of sites in Somerset and north and west Dorset. http://www.eucan.org.uk/uk/somerset/somerset-eucan-volunteers/ . In addition to practical work, we also have a programme of walks and visits planned for the summer.

Lankham chalkpit 6.12.16 1

The Milverton Conservation Volunteers meet monthly and are based in the west Somerset area. See  http://www.eucan.org.uk/uk/somerset/milverton-local-volunteers/


We will also be continuing with the Cerne Valley Community Landscape Project , now in its seventh year, and are always on the look out for more volunteers.


Cerne Valley Community Landscape Project volunteers working at Yelcombe, Cerne Abbas.


We created a glade in the woods at Nether Cerne to improve the habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly