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Logan rewarded for his work with the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Young Rangers

09 November 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Logan Hankin, in Year 12, has been rewarded for his amazing conservation work with the Yorkshire Dales National Park with the prestigious John Muir Award. Logan has volunteered as a young ranger for five years, working on a host of conservation projects that have seen him build dry stone walls, clear graveyards, build paths and bird boxes, clear invasive weeds, plant lots of new trees as well as attending weekend camps to discuss our green future.

Logan loves being outdoors and building things, knowing that the paths he has helped to lay and the trees he has planted will be around for many years to come and will not only benefit the environment but also the local community.

Logan has given up numerous weekends and days in the school holidays to volunteer, come rain or shine.

There is always a demand for ranger volunteers, with over 5,000 miles of dry-stone wall alone that needs repairing and footpaths to clear in the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as tree planting and even bird surveys and Moth ID!

Young Rangers is for anyone aged 11 to 16 years old who loves the outdoors. It is an amazing opportunity for young people to experience working alongside the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority staff, other exciting organisations and landowners in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The task days involve lots of practical work and getting out and having fun in all weathers.

For any students who wish to find out more, then visit https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/park-authority/looking-after/volunteering/young-rangers/ or follow www.facebook.com/dalesyoungrangers

The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. The Award is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though should challenge each participant.  It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a structured yet adaptable scheme, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. For further details visit JOHN MUIR AWARD.

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