Our Green Spaces project connects the local community to natural green spaces across Hyndburn.
Green Spaces 'Natural Connections' Project
The Green Spaces 'Natural Connections' Project is about connecting people to the green spaces of Hyndburn through community workshops and events, and regular volunteer task days. We want to encourage local people to engage with and enjoy the outdoors, understand environmental issues, and enable communities to create meaningful connections with the natural environment.
We have created a 'Green Team' of volunteers that act as a volunteer rangers team for Hyndburn, helping out across the borough wherever we're needed.
Events and Activities
During the project we have organised and executed many events and activities with varying topics, such our August Walks sessions, and we have put on workshops and training sessions such as drystone walling and scything. We pay particular attention to under-represented groups, overcoming barriers such as low socio-economic status by providing free workshops and training, and making sure our community feels safe and closely connected to green spaces on their doorstep.
Green Spaces Trainees
As part of this project, we have taken on two trainees who are currently training in a range of conservation management practices, gaining confidence in public facing roles by leading volunteer sessions, and arranging community events. This will give them skills and experience in the conservation sector that can be carried forward into future job opportunities.
Project partners and funding
The Prospects Foundation has received funding for this conservation project which will run until the end of June 2023. The project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
The Green Team project has now ended, but if you're interested in volunteering and helping with conservation activities in Hyndburn please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 230348.