Happy New Year.
After a year in which so many of us, myself included, saw our work halted and were forced to rely on Government grants (something which I’m sure goes against the grain for many self employed people). I am delighted to announce that December saw the beginning of a fabulous new project with the Upper and Lower Medway Internal Drainage Board.
After presenting my ideas to both boards in November, I have been offered the opportunity to re-write the board’s Biodiversity Action Plan which will help target action to some of our most vulnerable wildlife which relies on the network of drainage channels the IDB’s manage.
I am really looking forward to using some of the knowledge I gained through 8 years of working as Biodiversity Advisor to the River Stour (Kent) IDB and having the chance to positively influence management across such a wide area stretching from Surrey, Sussex and across to Whitstable in Kent.
I am conscious of my good fortune at a time when so many people in this country must be struggling to know where the next pay cheque is coming from and feel very blessed to be involved in a project which gives me the chance to learn and hopefully make a positive difference.
There can be few better ways for me to start 2021.