Young people in Suffolk and Essex aged between 13-18 are encouraged to take part in hands-on conservation work as part of a popular volunteering scheme.
The Coast & Vale Youth Rangers is a free volunteer group for young people aged 13-18 who are interested in gaining hands-on skills and experience in conservation and environmental work.
Organised by the Dedham Vale and Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty team, sessions usually take place outdoors on the first Sunday morning of each month at various green spaces on the Suffolk and Essex border.
Activities are varied and include practical conservation work, wildlife surveys, beach cleans, community tasks, bushcraft and outdoor pursuits with tasks taking place in a range of locations such as Flatford, Dedham, Mistley, Assington and Wrabness.
Emma Black, AONB Countryside Projects Officer said: “Becoming a Coast & Vale Youth Ranger is a great way for young people to get free, practical experience in conservation and environmental work. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends, build confidence and gain valuable skills for the workplace under the supervision of trained experts”.
No experience is needed just lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in and have some fun! All training and equipment provided. Rangers can either meet at the activity location or book a lift in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s minibus from Ipswich.
For more information, please contact Emma Black, AONB Countryside Projects Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about Coast & Vale Youth Rangers at www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org or www.dedhamstourvaley.org.