Hampshire Countryside Service


Friends of Zebon Copse

Zebon Copse is fortunate to have a dedicated group of local volunteers who help to maintain it. The Friends of Zebon Copse was created to help protect and manage the nature reserve, and provide information for anyone who has an interest. The group is informal and receives updates via email regarding current management to benefit visitors and wildlife, as well as work party schedules and visitor events. ‘Friends’ may also choose to help to manage the reserve by picking up litter or helping out at one of the regular volunteer work parties. Others simply keep an eye on the reserve and report any abuses such as fly tipping, or record any wildlife they might find.  

Volunteer Work Parties

The group undertake well planned conservation work at Zebon Copse in line with a management plan for the benefit of both wildlife and people using the site. Tasks vary from path resurfacing to scrub clearance. Without the dedication of volunteers, the much-needed conservation work within the copse could not be achieved.

The work parties are always light-hearted and fun and provide a great way to meet other volunteers and get fit at the same time. Dates alternate between Sundays and Wednesdays each month and everyone is welcome.

Map showing meeting place

We meet along the tarmac path that runs from Sylvester Way to Londlandes at 10am. If you are not on the mailing list, you can either visit the main Zebon Copse notice-board for details of upcoming workparties and events, or alternatively contact the rangers directly.

*All tools and refreshments are provided but you are advised to bring gardening gloves and sensible footwear.

*Please be advised that under 16 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.

Work party at Zebon Copse