The North Pennines AONB Partnership hopes the three new local wildlife groups will thrive and are pleased to be able to support the groups through the WildWatch North Pennines project
We hope the three local wildlife groups will benefit from and contribute to this shared information. It is a resource to support the local groups’ wildlife survey and public event activity.
Here you can find out more about organising a workshop or event and links to other wildlife organisations and groups.
The three local wildlife groups are currently each an affiliated group of the Friends of the North Pennines (FOTNP). FOTNP is an existing charity which aims to look after the North Pennines, increase awareness and celebrate the special qualities of our landscape. The charity also works to support the work of groups with similar aims. For more information on FOTNP, please go their web pages here; FOTNP or contact Diana Denbury via email on FOTNP@hotmail.co.uk or call 07935 337210.
For more information on additional volunteering opportunities and resources provided by the North Pennines AONB, click here. This page includes a full list of resources to download including time sheets and mileage claims.
Health and Safety
We advise when undertaking any survey work or events involving local wildlife group volunteers and the public that the group carry out an appropriate risk assessment and ensure there is suitable first aid cover. Below are suggested risk assessments that may be of help which you can download and a checklist template to use for each event.
Contacts for wildlife partner organisations and individuals
We are working on a download which lists a range of wildlife organisations the local wildlife groups may find useful for future support and project work. Please feedback suggestions or contacts to be added. The external links below will take you to groups and organisations linked with our partners ERIC (Environmental Records information Centre) and CBDC (Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre) who support the work of the AONB and provide guidance and networks to wildlife groups.
Things to think about when organising a public event
Organising workshops and events for the wider group membership and the public is fun but can take time. Once you have pulled together a great event it’s good to make sure people get to know about it to generate interest and boost attendance. Download a checklist below for things to consider when delivering a workshop or event.