Ponds project seeking volunteers

To kick off the start of the new year the Norfolk Ponds Project (NPP) will be running a project called Project Pit Stop in the Norfolk Coast AONB, funded by the Norfolk Coast Partnership and the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The purpose of the project is to help support the goals of the NPP of conserving and restoring farmland ponds in Norfolk. At the end of the project we will carry out some management work on one or two ponds which have been identified as needing management (scrub/vegetation removal only) rather than a larger restoration. 

More information can be found on our website – https://norfolkponds.org/project-pit-stop/

Through a desktop study, colleagues at UCL have identified a large number of ponds still present and historic ‘ghost ponds’ in the Norfolk Coast AONB and will be asking volunteers to try and find the ponds so we can learn more information about them. A link to the map is provided here:https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1jDWmZaGOCEmyQ8znr2ufb7i3xNvkLAk&ll=52.846111980150965%2C1.0330815000000015&z=9

We would like to pair up volunteers with landowners to assist our efforts. If you are a landowner willing to allow volunteers onto your land for this purpose we would be grateful if you could simply open the link to the attached map and identify any ponds numbers on your land. This is made easier by zooming in and also clicking on the box in the left hand corner which switches it to satellite mode.

Once you have found your pond numbers, please email myself, Katy and Carl at norfolkponds@gmail.com with any ponds you are happy for volunteers to access.

By emailing us we will take that as your consent to be emailed directly by a volunteer to arrange access and we will put you in touch. If you would like to get involved with the project directly and survey the ponds yourself, please email us and we will add you to the email list for the Wednesday evening workshops.

We thank you in advance for your support of this project.