Young Rangers wanted for Houghton Hall Park Young people interested in conservation and the environment are needed to get involved in conservation projects at Houghton Hall Park as part of the Renaissance and Renewal Project which aims to restore the vitality of the park, celebrating local heritage and improving visitor facilities to protect it for future generations. Starting in September over six months, young rangers will be required for two sessions per month including one weekend and one evening. They will plan, take part in and lead practical conservation projects which could be anything from planting trees and creating trails, to making bird and bat boxes. They will also learn how to run events, work with other volunteers in the park and gain a John Muir Award - an environmental award scheme focusing on discovering and conserving wild places. Although the scheme starts in the autumn, now’s the time to apply to join the scheme. To find out more or to sign up, please contact The Greensand Trust on 01234 743666 or email: [email protected]. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focusing on discovering and conserving wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, adventure and exploration with a spirit of fun. Find out more at www.jmt.org/jmaward-home.asp.