Warden networking for 2021!
On a balmy June evening, we were so thrilled to be able to hold the South East regions first ever virtual warden networking session. For an hour or so, we enjoyed hearing from 11 wardens across the various counties we encompass and many attending said it was an eye opener in sharing stories and information from each site.
The warden role is a challenging one and often volunteers have to deal with antisocial behaviour, littering, people lighting fires and more besides. Whilst we ask volunteers to gather information rather than deal with the matter themselves, without their wonderful eyes and ears ‘on the ground’ we wouldn’t be able to keep our woodlands safe for visitors and wildlife alike.
If you are a warden and missed the session, please let us know if you would like to join in future, as it is an offering that we hope to develop. Contact SEvolunteering@woodlandtrust.org.uk for more information about other dates this year.
Thank you so much to all involved for your support and contribution. Thanks also to Tim Hewke, volunteer Warden in Kent, for his suggestion that these sessions may be valuable.
Words: Anna Claxton, Volunteer Development Officer (South East)