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How To Get Involved

Local involvement is vital for the future protection and enhancement of this special landscape which includes some of the most threatened habitats on Earth. 

Practical work

There are a number of opportunities to volunteer on sites across the Meres and Mosses, some of these are with 'friends of' groups or are led by our partner organisations. Click on the image below to find out more about partner volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer with Meres and Mosses


Get in touch and tell us the locations you are interested in and we will link you up to the relevant groups.

Find out more by downloading a leaflet here


We are carrying out volunteer-led habitat surveys for both broad habitat classification and for water vole habitat. Volunteers will be given all necessary training and support along with maps to be able to go out in their local area to carry out the surveys. The information gathered will provide us with a valuable tool to help inform conservation into the future.

It is possible to get involved with a variety of wildlife species related surveys, one of our target species is the nationally scarce Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, which has returned to Ellesmere after an absence of 20 years and we are working to restore habitat on key sites to expand its range. 

Get in touch with the Community Officer for more information.


Water voles surveys 2015

Help is needed to monitor water voles in the Meres and Mosses. Click here for all the survey dates.

Contact Caroline Savage for more information!






We are always on the look out for individuals who will act as champions for the Meres & Mosses area, this may be people who are willing to work with their local Parish Council, among local businesses or work with us to help deliver and co-ordinate aspects of the project.

If you feel you have something to offer and would like to help us carry our message further within your own area of influence, please get in touch


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