Alex Ball, Community Engagement Manager gives us her latest thoughts and insights from our project’s activity team.
As we move into February, Christmas and New Year seem a long time ago already and 2020 is well underway! This is an important year for the Unlocking the Severn project and the team. We have many exciting major events ahead, not least attending wonderful shows like Cheltenham Science Festival and the Royal Three Counties Show and also featuring our events on the monumental World Fish Migration Day (Saturday 16th May).
I had a lovely evening with the Rotary Club of Worcester Severn in mid January, having been invited to give an after dinner talk about our project and the courageous Shad. They paid close attention to my talk and slides and it was very generous of them to invite me to join them for their meal afterwards. There were some great questions from the floor. We are happy to take this kind of speaking engagement and it helps spread the word about our conservation and river engagement work directly within community groups.
Team colleagues went to the Light Night in Worcester the same evening and enjoyed the spectacle of the installations and procession. A fun evening and great inspiration as we develop our plans for our project events this year and next.
We have just welcomed two new recruits to the team, Rachel (volunteer officer) and Beth (admin officer). Both will help with getting work done on the ground and further ways to promote the volunteer opportunities and events we will be offering this year.
Please do consider Unlocking the Severn for spending your spare time doing something fun and amazing! We have a great team, but we would really love to have more help. Find out more on our volunteering page. Thank you!