Yesterday evening, the Foresters' Forest programme hosted an evening in Clearwell Caves to showcase the number and range of projects coming together within the Partnership, and to encourage people to volunteer.
The aim of the Programme is to raise awareness and participation in the built, natural and cultural heritage that makes our Forest special. The event was very well attended and a number of Society members were also there.
The Society has been asked to play an important role in the Programme, overviewing the various historical elements. In addition, two of our Committee members, Simon Moore and Mary Sullivan, are members of the Programme Board.
It's not all about history, however, by any means – there are many strands to this effort, as you can see if you go to their newly launched website here Foresters Forest website
It's important to understand that the total funding is not yet guaranteed. Currently the Programme is in a development phase, finalising projects and objectives and getting together resources.
The whole task is very dependent on volunteers, so please go to the website (and on an ongoing basis as it fills up with more information) and have a look to see how you might like to get involved.