What is the project about?
The March Forth for Veterans project aims to engage members of the armed forces community in practical conservation work.
This includes getting involved in volunteer sessions to ‘re-wild’ their neighbourhoods where they will gain training in habitat management and will work alongside our field worker to build and restore ponds, create wetlands, plant wildflowers, build rockeries and build and install wildlife homes.
In addition, we will be running a series of tailor made courses aimed at the armed forces community. These short courses will be of interest to anyone keen on nature and wildlife, but will be of particular benefit to those wishing to start a new career in conservation. Take a look at the video below to see our very own James McAdie speak about how he went from the RAF to a career in conservation:
In the 1st course we will explore how to maximise smaller spaces and gardens for the benefit of wildlife.
The 2nd and 3rd courses will cover the techniques for identifying and surveying our native amphibians and reptiles.
The final session will be looking at how to create, manage and restore ponds as well as terrestrial habitats for amphibians. Practical information on constructing habitats for reptiles will also be explored.
If you want to find out more about the project or get involved, please contact:
07949 577 410
With thanks to our funder