Conservation with Volunteers

Project Officers Dominic Cooper, Alan Green and Arthur Baldwin have worked with teams of volunteers conserving quarry huts, Cowclough Rake and loading platfoms at Lee Quarry.

This work has enabled volunteers to gain 20 Dry stone walling master-craftsman awards.  16 entry level AQAs in Dry Stone Walling and 18 entry level AQAs in Conservation Techniques. 

Volunteers in the process of clearing and conserving Cowclough Rake - they gained an entry level AQA in Conservation Techniques
Conservation volunteers led by Alan Green at Lee Quarry











Project Officers Dominic Cooper and Suzanne Davis worked with Whitworth High School and Tor View School to work towards the John Muir Discovery Award.

"The John Muir Award is an environmental award that encourages people of all backgrounds to connect, enjoy and care for wild places through a structured yet adaptable scheme. The Award is not competitive but should challenge each participant. Taking part will develop an understanding of, and responsibility for, a chosen wild place or places. For some this will offer an opportunity to explore values and spirituality."  John Muir Website

Journey boxes - pupils from Whitworth High discover Valley of Stone sites










Over the 3 year Valley of Stone project 18 Discovery awards have be achieved.


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