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Organisations known to run events in and around the Mendip Hills are listed below. Please click on the links for their latest events information:

Avon Wildlife Trust – The largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife. Their vision is of local landscapes richer in wildlife, delivering a better quality of life for all. Their mission is to inspire people about wildlife, act as a wildlife champion, create wildlife havens, and encourage sustainable living.

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers – The charity was set up in 1959, and has a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK and around the world. Working with and supporting BTCV can be a rewarding experience for corporate partners, the Government, Big Lottery Fund, local authorities, government agencies such as English Nature and individual donors. Will you support BTCV? As a charity, BTCV relies heavily on voluntary donations. The work they do is only made possible by people like you – people who want to make a difference to their community and environment.

Cam Valley Wildlife Group is an independent, volunteer-run, wildlife group based around Midsomer Norton and Radstock. Contact: Helena Crouch 01761 410731

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Hawk and Owl Trust – The Hawk and Owl Trust was founded in 1969 because of concerns about the alarming decline in numbers of Peregrines and other raptors.

Please note that the venue for the talk by Chris Sperring this coming Monday,18th September, will now be the Ship Inn, Down Road, Portishead BS20 8JT

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Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers – Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers are a group of volunteers who carry out practical conservation work on local nature reserves. They are a mixed group of people of all ages and backgrounds. They encourage the help of people working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme qualifications, and Millennium Volunteers.

Somerset Earth Science Centre – Activities can be based at the Centre building, one of the spectacular operating Mendip quarries, or in a wooded valley, Vallis Vale. Safety is an important part of our work. When taking students, of any age, on fieldwork, safety must be a high priority. On quarry visits, safety is even more vital.

Somerset Wildlife Trust – Somerset Wildlife Trust has more than 19,000 members and this site features the latest news on environmental issues in the county, as well as educational resources, contact information and lists of upcoming events.

Wells and Mendip Museum Find out how to visit us and how to volunteer. Keep up to date with future exhibitions. Newsletter 42 Sep-Oct 2017

Westbury Society



Woodspring Ramblers – Full programme of walks and social events for the Woodspring Ramblers is available from Programme Secretary, David, 01934 513260 or email

YACWAG (Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group)