This summer the Nature Partnership had the support of Josh Fawcett, Geography undergraduate from University College London who volunteered his time and energy to work on the Biodiversity Opportunity Area (BOA) mapping project.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time and found it very relevant to my studies. Allowing me to apply knowledge learnt at university into a real working environment… (it) has inspired me to delve into the possibilities of a career relating to nature conservation work. The experience which I gained has proved invaluable.” Josh Fawcett
His hard work and diligence has enabled us to map and describe BOAs within ‘East Cleveland’ and ‘Middlesbrough Beck Valleys’ landscape areas. These areas should be completed this year with Teesmouth and the River Tees Corridor to follow.
Thanks Josh, we hope we attract an undergraduate volunteer next summer of such high calibre! If you or anyone you know would be interested in a future placement please do contact us