We offer opportunities for all ages to explore and enjoy nature through a series of events and training.
Families can enjoy activities such as bug hunting, pond dipping and environmental arts and crafts.
Workshops, training and skill development is available to volunteers, landowners and professionals through our projects.
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We are active in monitoring species and habitats in Kent. Our dedicated officers are able to carry out flora and fauna surveys. We use this expertise to plan and manage projects and provide advice, seeking to enrich the variety of habitats, species and landscapes in Kent.
Current survey work includes;
- Wildflower surveys
- ZSL Eel surveying and monitoring
- Dormice Surveys
- Barn owl surveys
- Invasive Non-Native Species surveys
We offer opportunities to volunteer to help conserve and improve habitats in Kent.
If you are interested in getting involved and you would like to find out more follow this link to discover our volunteering opportunities.
Save our Magnificent Meadows is a national project which aims to reverse the decline of meadows in the UK. Medway Valley Countryside Partnership is leading the project work in Kent.
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Past Plants Future Flora is a Heritage Lottery funded project concerned with the survey and control of invasive non-native plant species such as Giant Hogweed. The project aims to educate about invasive non-native plants through a series of family events, talks and training.
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Working on river catchments within Kent, this project takes a holistic approach to managing flood risk to communities and individuals using Natural Flood Management techniques. The project aims to improve the ecology and water quality of Kents rivers.
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An exciting new project we are working in close partnership with to deliver primary school education and school grounds projects is Old Chalk New Downs. This landscape scale scheme is looking at habitat restoration of what has been called the UK's rainforest, or species rich chalk downland. The UK has approximately 50% of the world's resource of this rare, precious and species rich habitat. The project will not only make habitat connections through practical restoration projects, but link with the wider community seeking to educate, inform and entertain. Look out for their dedicated programme of events on their website, including healthy living walks, training days and family fun days.
Led by our education officer, we provide Key Stage 1 & 2 curriculum linked activities. We offer the choice of indoor and outdoor school visits and can lead field trips to suitable nearby locations.
Staff can also provide Forest School sessions.
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The Kent Orchards for Everyone project recognises the huge cultural and wildlife losses which will occur if traditional orchards are allowed to disappear. Through extensive consultation with communities living in close proximity to traditional orchards thirteen community orchards have been prioritised for support and for communities to actively participate in conserving and celebrating the heritage of our orchards. This project will provide them with the skills to contribute to the long term care and provide a legacy for some of the last remaining traditional orchards ensuring they are conserved and sustained for future generations.
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