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Project 4.5 Update September 2021

Work has begun on the Volunteer Hub section of the website.

Work has begun on the Volunteer Hub section of the website. This page advertises volunteering opportunities in the Brecks, as well as acting as a repository for resources useful to both volunteer managers and the volunteers themselves.

As we ease out of the Covid-19 lockdown, volunteering activity across the scheme is really beginning to take shape. You can read more about volunteering in the individual projects by visiting the project webpages but here are just a few examples of what’s been going on so far:

  • Last year the River Lark Catchment Partnership’s river restoration volunteers made great progress on the Fullers Mill section of the river.
  • The Citizen Science water quality surveyors are assisting the Freshwater Habitats Trust with preparing the first report.
  • The River Raiders research volunteers are nearing completion of their Viking history booklet.
  • A dozen fearless open-water lifeguards have been trained and have volunteered at the outdoor swimming events.

As the Scheme progresses further, and life continues to return to normal in the wake of the pandemic, we hope that many more volunteers will be recruited, trained, and deployed to help out with everything from practical conservation tasks to archaeological research.