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 buidling a fence at Bowthorpe Southern Park and then a quick stop off at an old pub ground within the city of Norwich to do a bit of cutting and weeding.
I have worked with Norwich Fringe Project for over 15 years, mostly where they manage County Wildlife Sites – it is a pleasure to work with an organisation that has such a wealth of knowledge and depth of commitment when it comes to managing wildlife areas. We are involved in over 1300 CWS across Norfolk and it is a relief when the Fringe is involved, as I know the site will be well looked after, frequently with the active engagement of local people.
Working outside with the Norwich Fringe Project after 42 years in an office environment has been a great experience. My fellow volunteers are a really friendly bunch who collaborate to work out ways of doing things and then energetically getting down to the tasks in hand. I have learned so much about managing the environment and techniques for fencing and masses of other things which have given me the confidence to take on any task that we are presented with.