12:01pm Sunday 22nd September 2013
TEENAGERS can take part in a project that aims to help youngsters get to know the Wye Valley through kayaking, climbing and even underground caving.
The Wye Valley area of outstanding natural beauty Youth Ranger Programme offers young people aged 14 to 16 who live in the area the chance to try a range of activities; including stonewalling, hedge-laying and green wood working to help them gain a greater understanding of the habitats and farming in the valley.
Sarah Sawyer, Wye Valley AONB project leader, said: “It’s a lot of fun and friendship and we importantly want to share our knowledge of our unique countryside with young people and inspire them to become environmental champions of the future.”
Anne Jenkins, head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, added: “The engagement of young people is vital for the future of environmental conservation. This project will introduce them to a beautiful and fascinating area of both natural and industrial heritage and also leave them with a range of new skills.”
A taster day is being held on October 26 for people to meet the Youth Ranger Team and try out bushcraft. To book a place email email@example.com
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