The Norwich Fringe Project is a local authority funded countryside management partnership that makes natural conservation happen.
Would you like to get involved as a volunteer, learn new skills and help manage a wide variety of sites for wildlife and people? There are lots of ways to get involved from one off events to regular volunteering sessions.
Our latest blog sees our volunteers working at Swardeston Common coppicing the blackthorn, cutting back the circle of willows and using their offcuts to create faggots to be used in riverbank restoration work.
The Norwich Fringe Project provides a caring and compassionate atmosphere for young people to learn about and work in their environment by partaking in woodland management, restoration and conservation. By implementing structured, focused and fun tasks, they help to foster capabilities and strengths, and provide positive outcomes for young people’s futures. It has been amazing to witness the transformations flourish because of hands on experience and opportunity; as well as see self esteem, well being and confidence soaring.
I have always loved being out with nature and getting my hands dirty! We so often take it all for granted but everyone needs to get involved to safeguard nature, look after it like a best friend. I’d urge everyone, even if they just have a little free time on their hands, to get out there and get their hands dirty too. It’ll make a real difference to nature’s future.