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Chilterns Champions

How can you get involved?


Are you curious about the sounds of the Chilterns? Our Echoed Locations project is mapping the sounds of the Chilterns, submitted by those who live across the region. Why not record the birdsong in your garden, the sound of evening traffic, a public concert or any sound that means something to you in the Chilterns. It could even be a poem or a song! Showcase the sounds you love by submitting them here. You can find out more about the project here or by emailing Lizzie Buckley on lbuckley@chilternsaonb.org 


Fascinated by the heritage of the Chilterns?  Or perhaps you had no idea that High Wycombe was a hub for the chair-making industry in the past? Our Woodlanders Lives and Landscapes project is training volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to undertake independent research into the lives of people who lived in the Chilterns long ago and shaped the landscape of today. To sign up or learn more, contact Helena Chance on Helena.chance@bucks.ac.uk 


Do you love bird watching, butterfly watching or just interested in the plants in your local park? Our Tracking the Impact project project is working with Butterfly Conservation, BTO and more national schemes to train local citizen scientists to track the state of nature in the Chilterns. You can find out more about this exciting project here or contact Nick Marriner on nmarriner@chilternsaonb.org

Practical Conservation

Ready to get stuck in and meet some amazing people in the process? Volunteer with our Landscape Connections project and you'll be out on site, planting hedges, clearing scrub and more. Plenty of tea (and biscuits) available, as well as training opportunities. Find out more by contacting John Shaw at Chiltern Rangers (our delivery partner) on john@chilternrangers.org

What does it mean to be a 'Chilterns Champion'?

A Chilterns Champion could be anyone in the Chilterns, who has become an expert in their field, champions local wildlife, gives back to their community or inspires others. There are many ways to be a Chilterns Champion. You could:

-Volunteer with one of our projects or our delivery partners (Chiltern Rangers, Bucks New University, Amersham Museum, BBOWT)

-Share your expert knowledge with a wider audience, perhaps through an online webinar or leaflet

-Champion a green space in your town, or organise a new community garden

-Work with young people to offer them new skills and opportunities


Interested in gaining new skills, meeting new people and generally having a great time engaging with the landscape and heritage of the Central Chilterns? Then sign up below to join our volunteer teams across our 18 projects. You can also email Elizabeth Buckley (Community Engagement Officer) on lbuckley@chilternsaonb.org to find out more about current and upcoming opportunities. 

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