Community Action Groups (CAG) Somerset

Free support for local community groups for repair cafes, community fridges, clothes swaps, composting and more...

My week of work experience

This week, we welcomed Lily, a sixth form student from Chard, for a week of work experience with Blackdown Hills and Quantock Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). Lily shares the [...]

Volunteer nightjar surveying

The hardy volunteer nightjar surveyors were out last week patrolling sites across the Blackdown Hills at dawn, which is especially early this time of year! Find out more about these fascinating [...]

Heritage Volunteering in the Blackdown Hills AONB

Volunteering to protect heritage sites within the Blackdown Hills AONB.

Volunteer Week 2021: Wildlife Surveying in the Blackdown Hills

This week is National Volunteering week (1 -7 June) and what better time than now to celebrate all the hard work which the volunteers do to monitor and help protect wildlife across the Blackdown [...]

Celebrating volunteering in the Blackdown Hills AONB

This week is National Volunteering week (1 -7 June) and what better time than now to celebrate all the hard work which the volunteers do across the Blackdown Hills to support the AONB’s core work.

Encouraging responsible visits as we offer a warm welcome

It is wonderful that so many people have begun to spend more time in the great outdoors and are getting to know the UK countryside better. Nevertheless, an increase in the number and range of [...]

Taking care of our white-clawed crayfish

Nicky Green  has been working with crayfish in Devon and Somerset for almost twenty years. Her interest has grown over the years to the point that 'crayfishing' is now a full-time job. She has [...]

A day in the life of an amateur crayfish surveyor

Bruce Payne shares the delights of crayfish surveying

Blackdown Support Group coordinating help for local people

The Blackdown Support Group is working closely with the Blackdown Practice, local parish councils, churches and partner voluntary organisations across the Blackdown Hills to support our [...]

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