The Friends of Dothill LNR are an extremely active group, working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council, Wellington Town Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust in implementing the area's Conservation Management Plan. The group is made up entirely of volunteers who undertake a range of activities including the removal of bramble, reedmace and Himalayan Balsam, coppicing, hedge laying, path tidying and litter picking. We are also involved in wildlife surveys and recording valuable data of species present on the site.
The committee of elected members, which meets on a monthly basis, oversees this activity - planning tasks for the weekly work parties, looking out for health & safety matters and the wellbeing of volunteers, and managing and monitoring the various habitats of the Reserve for the benefit of its users and its biodiversity.
Volunteering - young people
All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone who volunteers is covered by Telford & Wrekin Council’s insurance when working on the Reserve.
Anyone under 18 is NOT insured to handle power tools. Our Membership Form asks under 18s to provide their date of birth.
Several of our regular volunteers are DBS checked.
Membership is free! We are always very keen to welcome new volunteers, so if you are interested in helping us in any way please download the form below (available as a PDF and a Word document) or for further details you can contact us via:
Alternatively you can turn up on spec, do a session and then join up if it is to your liking. We always meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays - our meeting place is the container at the entrance off Harley Close - see below map for location.
Map showing container
FDLNR Membership form August 2021 (pdf)
FDLNR Membership form August 2021 (Word)
From this page I gather volunteers meet on a Tuesday. What time and where would I need to be to take part ?
Hi i work as a ranger in cardiff and we have tried an artificial bank ourselves. We are going to try a new one and I wondered if you had any breeding success with your design.
Hi! I live right next to dothill and it is one fantastic place to walk dogs. I would love to volunteer here for Duke of Edinburgh. Thanks
29.10 | 09:14
Wellington UDC Sewage Works were just beyond the end of the blocks going north.
04.10 | 18:40
I think a water pipe or sewage pipe was supported on those blocks many years ago, they look pre war.
28.04 | 15:50
A big thank you to all you wonderful volunteers, what an amazing paradise you have developed.
03.04 | 14:38
What are the large concrete blocks that are along one of the paths in nature reserve walk please