Plymouth Conservation Volunteering 2016

New conservation volunteering opportunities in Plymouth & surrounds to benefit people, the environment & wildlife! Brilliant rewards available!

We did it!

On 5th Apr 2016 we successfully raised £2,351 of £2,000 target with 33 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

We have Reached out Intial Target of £2000 which means that we can run 10 practical conservation volunteering events for people living in Plymouth and the surrounding areas! 

A MASSIVE Thank you for all the support and pledges towards our project. We are very grateful for your contributions! 

This is great news for Plymouth AND the people who want to help out nature, and gain new skills in conservation and countryside management - all whilst making new friends and getting outside in the fresh air!

HOWEVER, we are still keen to share the message - we've still got so many great rewards on offer and we'd really love to promise MORE conservation volunteering days in Devon and Cornwall whilst our Campaign continues to count down in Overfunding stage!


PEA - Plymouth Environmental Action is a conservation organisation based in Plymouth and is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers who have a variety of skills and experiences, all who have a love of nature!

With knowledge in a variety of different conservation techniques and environmental subjects, PEA gets involved in a huge range of outdoor activities and events, all while enabling people from Plymouth and the surrounding South West area to get involved.

Find out more about PEA and how you can take part in our Volunteering Events on our Website:


Now PEA wants to continue involving more people in a variety of conservation projects, and as a non-profit organisation we need your help.

Our ‘Conservation VolunteeringCrowdfunding campaign will enable us to fund at least 10 varied and interesting weekend & weekday volunteering activities and community events to benefit people and wildlife, all which you can be part of!

How do I get involved

1.  Please either choose one of the rewards to the right hand side of the screen.  

2.  Alternatively, if you wish just to make a donation, please choose the £1 'Thank you' pledge and then you can amend the amount on the next screen to what you would like to donate.  

3.  And please share this campaign with your friends and family so we can spread the word! :)


Some of the volunteering activities and workshops that PEA run are as follows....

Tree Identification






Wildflower Meadow Management 


Biological Surveys


Beach Cleans


Dry Stone Walling


Tree Planting

...with our list of activities ever growing and expanding!



PEA puts all of it's funding back into the organisation.

This includes costs such as:

  • Media/Printing for Flyers/Posters/Handouts
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Organisation Insurance 
  • Transport-(Minibus Care, Fuel and Insurance)
  • Garage/Storage Rent
  • PEA Meeting Room Hire for Committee
  • Training for Committee & Volunteer Project Officers
  • Session Refreshments-(Tea/Coffee/Milk/Biscuits)


Crowdfunder is a 100% Target Reach or no Fee platform, so if we don’t reach our set Campaign Target, you don’t pay anything.




You’ll not only be supporting our campaign by pledging though, we have a great selection of Rewards available for you to choose from when you make your pledge!


£1: A Thank you on Twitter or Facebook

A Personal Thank you message from the PEA Team on our Twitter or Facebook Page,

Please specify your Facebook name and/or Twitter handle when pledging. 


 *NEW*  £10 Magnifying Hand Lens (Jeweler's Loupe 10x and 20x magnification):

These lenses are perfect for observing the finer detail of plants and animals such as insects!Usually around £15, these are perfect for the budding field naturalist!



£5: PEA Supporter Pack & PEA Pencil

This pack contains a selection of Facebook Covers/Twitter Covers and Wallpapers to proudly show your support for our campaign, you will also recieve one our PEA branded Pencils in the post, please supply your postal address when pledging.  



 £10: PEA Team Mug-Hand Personalised:

Show your support with this hand painted enamel camping mug personalised with the PEA logo by one of our team, perfect for the outdoor explorer!  



£15: 'Caterpillar, Dragonfly and Butterfly' Fold-Out Chart Trio Pack:

A trio pack of full colour fold-out charts from the Field Studies Council (FSC), these are perfect for budding field naturalists! (Splash proof & wipe clean)


£15: 'Seashore, Fungi and Lichen' Fold-Out Chart Trio Pack:

A trio pack of full colour fold-out charts from the Field Studies Council (FSC), these are perfect for budding field naturalists! (Splash proof & wipe clean)


£15: Collins Gem Trio Pack-'Insects, Trees, Food for Free'

A trio pack of fantastic pocket sized guide books by HarperCollins, equipped with great facts and photographs to improve any trip outdoors by nature enthusiasts or even casual walkers.


£20: Vintage PEA Team T-shirt 'Crowdfund Exclusive'

Your chance to own a piece of PEA history with a vintage PEA T-shirt from our first few years of running PEA. This design will never be printed again, and is a Crowdfund Exclusive! (Note we will do our best to meet your requested size but please note this is an end of line product and therefore sizes are limited.)


£25: Traditional Handmade Hay Rake-'Made by The Natural Gardener

Own a tradtional handmade wooden rake - made with absolutely no glue or nails of high quality ash - not your average garden centre rake! Perfect for meadow restoration or sweeping up the autumn leaves. 


£25: PEA Workshop Trio

Experience three fantastic workshops run by the PEA team, you can choose any three from the following:

* Wildflower Identification

* Tree Identification

* Seaweed Identification

* Introduction to Dry stonewalling

* Introduction to Hedgelaying

* Introduction to Coppicing

...and more!

See our Facebook page and Website for upcoming workshops! (No Expiration date on claiming workshops. You can choose any combination and even repeat workshops if you so wish.)


£40: Minibus Hire for 'One Weekday of Your Choice'

Amazing value hire of 13 seater minibus for £40 per day. (Standard cost is £70 so you'll be making a massive saving!)

(Cost includes insurance but excludes fuel.)

Date to be mutually agreed with the PEA team.


£80: A Day of Hedgelaying/Stonewalling Work 'By Professional Stonewaller/Hedgelayer

Chris Bond'

A day's (7 hours) of Hedgelaying or Dry Stone Walling by a professional Countryside Manager, 

(Worth £130. Average 10 metres a day of hedge laid and average 2sq metres of dry stone wall. Site will be visited and day's work agreed upon before starting.)

 Date to be mutually agreed with the PEA team.


£200: Wildlife Garden Makeover in a Day by the PEA Team

Help wildlife in your garden/greenspace with one of the following options:

  • Wildflower Meadow Creation for Bees & Butterflies  (up to 4m²) 
  • Wildlife Pond Creation for Frogs and Newts (up to 3m Length x 3m Width x 0.5m Depth)
  • Invasive Species Removal e.g. Rhododendron, Himalayan Balsam, Sycamore. (Maximum 10 Square Metres)

Additional suprise garden feature supplied on the day!

Date to be mutually agreed with the PEA team. Please note that we are based in Plymouth and therefore cannot travel further than 30 miles from Plymouth City Centre.


 £200: Minibus Hire for 'A Whole Working Week of Your Choice'

Amazing value hire of 13 seater minibus for £200 for a whole working week (Monday-Friday). 

(Cost includes insurance but excludes fuel.)

Date to be mutually agreed with the PEA team.


Prizes delivered approximately within 2-3 Weeks after Campaign ends.

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