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LELP helps young people achieve John Muir Award

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Over the past 2 months LELP has been supporting two groups of young people to help them achieve their John Muir Award.

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It is inclusive, accessible and non-competitive, though should challenge each participant.  The Award encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment through a structured yet adaptable scheme, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration.

Both groups have taken part in a range of activities from building bird boxes, removing invasive pond weed, litter picks, Leave no Trace Awareness training, Learning about Biodiversity and also learning about Fermanagh’s wild Mammals, birds and amphibians.  

Each group had to complete 25+ hours in each of their wild places and more so make a difference in these places.  

Thank you to DEARA, Hope for Youth NI for helping fund this project, and our thanks is extended to Extern and the National Trust Fermanagh for being involved.