If you are interested in getting involved in this kind of action, feel free to contact us or to get in touch with other groups, organizations, or locals in your community. We do have a few ideas where you could start if you are interested so be sure to check them out down below:
Where to start
Volunteer with the Kent Wildlife Trust or become a member: take your family on a wildlife fun day at one of the 4 visitor centers in Kent or a wildlife-walk and have great fun and educational time with your loved ones. Volunteer with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or become a member: carry out a survey of the birds that visit your garden and help RSPB to monitor bird numbers in Kent.
Volunteer with Natural England and help to conserve a National Nature Reserve near you. Volunteer with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers: train as a pond warden and provide advice to pond owners in your area. Record where and when you catch sight of wildlife and send your record to the Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre. Take part in Kent Shoresearch with the Kent Wildlife Trust: scour the coastline for wildlife.
Contact your local countryside project to find out more about practical conservation projects near you: take part in planting a hedgerow, restoring a reedbed or building a toad fence… (Kentish Stour Project, Kent High Weald Project, Medway Valley Countryside Project, Medway Swale Estuary Partnership, Mid Kent Downs Project, North West Kent Countryside Project, Romney Marsh Countryside Project, Thanet Coast Project, White Cliffs Countryside Project).
Find out more about how to conserve wildlife in your area: take part in activities with the Kent Bat Group, the Kent Mammal Group, Kent Badger Groups, Kent Ornithological Society or Kent Reptile & Amphibian Group. Enjoy your time and find the right fit for you and we are sure you won’t be disappointed. If you have a desire to get involved follow that and experience some new adventures.