At the end of these sessions Chiltern Rangers engaged with 157 young people and 90 adult volunteers who contributed 371 hours of volunteering on four sites in the South West Chilterns. We worked with two schools new to Chiltern Rangers as well as Bucks Young Carers and are grateful for the support of the Woodland Trust, BBOWT and Lord Parmoor.
Harlow House Wildlife Garden Project, Chiltern Wood Special School, Castlefield Community Engagement projects
The Field Studies Council are running an ‘identifying trees in winter course’ on 16th February and still have some spaces available for anyone interested.
We ran two of three launch sessions at WDC’s land Kingsmead Park by our depot in January 2019 and our new river volunteer team now has up to 20 regular river volunteers.
Keephill and Deangarden woods, Wycombe LAF projects, River Wye, Wyedene, HWBIDCo, Volunteer awards, Events
Back in the 1930’s (and for some time before that) the area at the end of Bowden Lane, adjacent to the old railway line was a marshy area that, because of the natural springs, was utilised as Watercress beds. Over time, due to changes in the topography and a reduction in demand the area became a dark, muddy part of the Back Stream that had a strange bubbling spring in the middle of it.
It’s #WorldMentalHealth day and never before have we been made so aware of the invisible problems which impact so many people so seriously. Yet still too many people suffer in silence. Speak up, it’s ok not to be ok – ask for help. You cannot pour from an empty bucket but nor can you cope if your bucket is already full…
Make time for you every day and do something that makes you happy.
Highlights of the summer are Be a Ranger team buiding, Wycombe District Council woodlands, Harlow House hospital, Beacons of the Past Chilterns Hill forts, Desborough Castle, Bicester TOE2, World Rivers Day, Volunteering and volunteer of the season