Volunteering in the Forest of Bowland

Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring the Forest of Bowland remains the beautiful, vibrant, diverse ecosystem we all know and love.

Quite simply, without a small army of volunteers, the AONB team would not be able to perform many of the important functions that ensure the landscapes of the Forest of Bowland remain open and accessible to the public.

From keeping up with footpath maintenance and keeping on top of non-native invasive species to conducting wildlife surveys, hedgelaying and dry stone walling, there is a never-ending list of jobs our volunteers help out with.

If any special skills are required, we can usually offer training and virtually all of our volunteering sessions are directly supervised by a member of the AONB team or associated professional.

We always make sure our volunteers are safe and have access to the appropriate tools and protective equipment and volunteers can commit as much as little time as they feel able to.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities at the Forest of Bowland AONB website https://www.forestofbowland.com/volunteering-training

 and the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Site http://www.pendlehillproject.com/volunteering

 Find out more about rural skills courses in the Forest of Bowland here. 

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Friends of Bowland

friends of bowland logoIf you are interested in conserving and/or learning about the Bowland landscape and its wildlife and flora then we would be delighted to welcome you to our regular events and practical tasks. (The logo of the Friends of Bowland shows the flower Myosotis x bollandica - a variety of forget me not that was first identified in Bowland)

The Friends of Bowland plan to have at least one event every month, apart from December and January. We aim to have at least one task day every month - apart from Dec. We have walks and outdoor wildlife events in the spring, summer and autumn and talks as the days shorten. Both members and non members are welcome.

Practical tasks

We aim to have a pleasant day out doing some useful practical work. Tea/coffee, biscuits in the morning and soup and rolls provided for lunch on some tasks. Tools and gloves provided. All are welcome. We work till lunchtime - sometimes to 3pm but no problem if anyone wishes to come later or leave early. Task dates are generally the last Thursday of the month.  Contact Martin Charlesworth for further details 01772 784692 or email friendsofbowland@gmail.com.

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Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland helped fund the launch of this website, which in turn benefits sustainable tourism businesses across the Bowland AONB.  Champion Bowland provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Champion Bowland raises...

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Website Design Barrie Tyrer ribblesdale.net

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