Scarborough Conservation Volunteers



Scarborough Conservation Volunteers are a local voluntary group who meet every week to undertake environmental conservation tasks in the Scarborough region.

Founded in 1988 and now affiliated to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, our aim remains the same, that is the welfare of the local environment for the benefit of local people.

A group of like minded people, from all walks of life that enjoy getting out into the country side in all weathers to take part in  environmental tasks, get dirty, have a laugh and make friends  

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Typical tasks for the volunteers

Habitat Creation

Tree planting


Drystone walling

Hedge laying

Wetland management

Fence/stile construction

Footpath management

Steps/boardwalk construction

Pond building

Wildflower planting

Round house building

Wood management

Habitat Management

Church yard Management



Next week (Wednesday August the 17th), we will be clearing overhanging plants from the boardwalk in Forge Valley and giving it a good brushing. As usual, there is lots to be done, so come along and lend a hand, maybe learn a new skill and help keep the countryside around Scarborough beautiful. Bring your lunch and get to eat it in the wonderful Scarborough countryside!


Program of Work: We have a new program of work for future Wednesdays through the summer. You can view it by clicking the tab at the top of this page. The program is subject to revision, so please check regularly for updates.


A note for all you good Saturday volunteers. We are moving to a new "event based" way of working, so please look out here, or on the Facebook group site, for new tasks.

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We have two days a week when we meet, Wednesday is our main activity day and involves various projects in and around Scarborough but we have also been involved with tasks in the Ravenscar/Whitby area. We do set aside some Wednesdays for our main project which is Raincliffe Meadow. For those without transport we meet at Scarborough Railway Station, we leave prompt at 9.45 am.

Saturday Events are ALWAYS held at the meadow. For those without transport please telephone on Friday to arrange pickup at the railway station.

Please dress appropriately, work boots, warm weather proof clothing etc. Don't forget hot/cold drinks and something to eat.

People wishing to join our group please read the F.A.Q page




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Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see

three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.




Very pleased to report that Scarborough Conservation Volunteers were awarded a grant of £10,000. Thanks to Tesco and to everyone who supported us and voted for us.

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