Lake District National Park takes new nominations for Brockhole


The Lake District National Park Authority has recruited two new Habitat Restoration and Conservation Officers to deliver a wide range of environmental education at the authority’s visitor center in Brockhole and improve habitats on field.

Oli Barnes and Victoria Ireland recently started with The Authority and are both up for the challenge, which will see a brand new learning and engagement program offered at Brockhole.

The learning and conservation project is funded through the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission.

“We are really excited to share the conservation work we do at Brockhole with local schools and groups,” said Victoria.

“It’s fascinating to see how curious young people are about the natural world and facilitating opportunities to tap into some of that intrigue is what drives me.”

Oli said, “Experiences like these can shape you for years to come. By engaging and empowering young people, I hope that together we can learn to understand, cherish and nurture our landscapes.

The new interactive Exploring and Restoring Nature Days are offered to schools, especially those in urban areas who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in outdoor learning sessions.

One of the main aims of the funding is to target schools in North West Cumbria and Lancashire, providing travel and activity grants where appropriate.

Tutored sessions at Brockhole will focus on the wildlife and habitats of the site, including its ancient woodlands, wet meadow and pond surrounded by rush pastures.


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