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 finishing off the coppicing of willow from an area of the fen around the campus of the University of East Anglia.
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 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.