THE NEXT generation of conservationists in Warwickshire are being offered a helping green hand.
The ‘Wilder Future for Warwickshire’ project – funded by a £100,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant – forms part of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
A launch event will take place, on Thursday March 12 at Warwick University where 18 to 35 year-olds can volunteer for a two-year training programme.
The first year will focus on conservation and practical habitat management, while next year it will be on campaigning, storytelling, social media and debating.
With these skills it is hoped volunteers will be able to raise awareness about key conservation issues and motivate others to make a difference.
Project leader Deborah Wright said: “We are delighted to have received this funding, which will be used to give young adults a voice, developing their life skills and enabling them to take action.”
At the launch event potential volunteers will also hear from a range of environmentalist speakers as well as other trust volunteers and members. There will also be a panel discussion and networking over complimentary pizza and drinks.
Visit www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/WilderFutureforWarwickshire to book a place.