Over 4,000 volunteer-days have been clocked up through an amazing level of participation with moorland projects. This is valued by the Heritage Lottery Fund as being worth over £300,000 – which brings the overall value of the Heart of Exmoor programmes to over £1.5 million invested to benefit Exmoor National Park’s moorland landscapes and communities.
Volunteers are a massive driving force in the many projects we’ve supported through the Heart of Exmoor scheme. People giving their support in kind to a wide range of projects include volunteer board members, website editors, event marshalls, artists and photographers, educators and walk leaders, professionals and practical volunteers. We’ve supported training for voluntary countryside rangers and work placement students, worked with voluntary archaeologists and history researchers, ecologists and farmers.
Jason Ball, the Heart of Exmoor scheme manager says: “A huge ‘thankyou’ goes out to the volunteers. We are immensely grateful to everyone who has donated their time, energy and expertise to the many projects we’ve had the privilege of being linked to.”
There are many ways to get involved with projects or challenges, with various organisations. Discover what’s out there through the Get Involved pages on the Exmoor National Park website.