We need you! Help us to improve Norfolk walking & cycling paths and protect Norfolk’s sand dunes!
Norfolk County Council Environment team is working to:
With limited funding Norfolk County Council Environment team relies on data to make evidence based decisions on where to direct funds to make improvements, create and extend paths. We are therefore carrying out surveys for several projects in a range of Norfolk locations and seeking volunteers to be interviewers at these sites.
Surveys are being carried out in October related to two projects – Green Pilgrimage, and ENDURE (Ensuring Dune Resilience Against Climate Change).
What are we looking to find out?
The ENDURE project is looking to apply new solutions to ensuring dune resilience and adaptation capacity to climate change (sea level rise). Norfolk County Council Environment team is looking to reduce the impact visitors have on Norfolk dunes when visiting the coast path and other trails. We want to encourage people to keep using the trails whilst enjoying our natural environment responsibly. We therefore need to understand how people use the trails, paths, beaches and dune areas so we can better work with visitors to help manage dune sites sustainably.
The ENDURE project will have more opportunities to volunteer through our network of stakeholder organisations working in the dunes. If you love the coast this is a great opportunity to volunteer to help protect our sand dunes in the future.
The Green Pilgrimage project recognises walking pilgrimage as a growing trend in the global travel industry and also when supported well, its contribution to sustainability as a form of low impact tourism. Surveys will seek to better understand the profile of visitors to Walsingham, who they are, their motivations for visiting, the impact on their health and well-being and how they would value improvements to walking/cycling routes in the area.
Interested in helping as a volunteer?
We’d love you to get involved. This is a great opportunity to find out more about our research, good practices surrounding interviewing and meet others interested in the promoting access to the countryside. We will provide basic expenses as well as tea/coffee on your survey days.
|What will I be doing?||
You will be engaging members of the general public at sites in rural locations to answer questions from a survey – this will either be a paper or electronic survey.
|When & where||
Green Pilgrimage location:
1.5hr engaging training session
|Time commitment||From 1 shift upwards to however many you can do. (Average shift 3-4 hours, morning or afternoon).|
|When do I need to be available||
Training will be provided over the phone.
All data Collection can then be done on dates to suit you weekdays and weekends until 21st October.
|Who to contact||For more information on training dates, to express interest or ask questions please contact Alex Larter email@example.com 01603 222183