Footprints: Wicken Fen's community engagement project
Wicken Fen Nature Reserve has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a community engagement project working in partnership with local community groups. We're looking forward to engaging a wide group of people with nature, well-being and heritage through an exciting programme of activities.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on creating opportunities for local people to access a range of recreational activities. The project began in March 2021 after a delay due to the coronavirus crisis and now the new Community Engagement Officer is working with local partners to develop and deliver outreach activities involving Wicken Fen’s landscape, wildlife, archaeology and cultural heritage.
Footprints Across the Landscape
The project takes inspiration from the stories of people whose footprints can still be traced across the landscape, connecting us with our heritage. Project activities such as community archaeology, nature and heritage walks and tree planting are planned to help communities engage with their local heritage and with the landscape on their doorstep.
Ways to get involved
Keep an eye on this page as the project progresses as we'll be adding more information about activities and volunteering.
New Volunteering Opportunities
Join us on Saturday 2 October to find out about the new volunteer roles that will help us with outreach activities in our local communities. More details to follow.
We're also recruiting Community Archaeology Volunteers; find out more here
Vision Festival | Saturday 2 October
Join us to celebrate our community engagement activities: meet our partners and have a go at something new. We'll also be recruiting volunteers for new activities that will be starting later this year and early 2022, including neighbourhood walk leader volunteers. Experience the wider reserve and find out more about the Wicken Fen Vision and how to get involved.
Full details and programme to follow.