An exciting new project is inspiring young people to get involved in conserving Blackpool’s parks, heritage landscapes and green spaces.
Future Proof Parks, is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is aimed at people aged 11 to 25 who enjoy being in the natural environment and want to give something back to their community. The idea is to harness the energy and talent of young people and through advice and training, encourage them to support their local friends groups. Young people in Blackpool will have the chance to get involved with Friends of North Blackpool Pond Trail, a group of volunteers who regularly carry out maintenance and conservation work in their local area.
By taking part, you can learn new skills, meet new people and make a noticeable difference to your local environment. You’ll also have a say on what type of events, activities and conservation days take place and be involved in fundraising, art, social media and a range of other projects. It’s a chance to gain some amazing experience of working in the natural environment.
A series of events will be taking place in Blackpool over the half term holidays. It begins with a Taster Day on Wednesday 20th February 10am - 3pm, at Linden Pond (next to the football pitches, off Canada Crescent, Bispham) The day is a chance to find about more about the project, meet the group and get involved in bushcrafts, making bird feeders and building wildlife habitat piles.
On Thursday 21st February 10am-3pm the team is hosting a Conservation Day at Kincraig Lake, opposite Spar on Kincraig Road, Bispham. This is a chance to learn about the Blackpool Pond Trail and how the fantastic team of volunteers look after it.
For more information please contact Pauline Taylor: