At Environet, our goal is
‘to protect local environments from invasive plants using eco-friendly methods.’ As such, biodiversity is at the core of our work, and we are always keeping our eyes peeled for external voluntary opportunities to further our efforts.
Most recently, we were called upon by our friends at the Surrey Hills Society to help with a biodiversity project for their partners at Hamptons Estate in Farnham, Surrey.
The Surrey Hills Society is an independent charity promoting the positive enjoyment and care of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for those who live, work in, or visit the area. We joined forces with them this time last year for a day of planting native hedgerow.
Hampton Estate is comprised of 2,250 acres of rich and diverse habitats, which provides quite the challenge for their team to manage environmentally.
Members of our team came together from across the country to use ‘tree popping’ tools to pull up Hawthorn shrubs. This was in order to restore and protect the chalk downland, an important natural habitat due to its unique biodiversity, which sadly is reported to be on the decline in England.
We thoroughly enjoyed the rewarding work and look forward to our next volunteering opportunity to give back to the environment!