East Devon countryside events hailed for getting kids into nature

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 April 2016


District bosses say more than 1,600 residents have experienced the East Devon countryside - thanks to a community outreach project.

Since November 2014, East Devon District Council’s housing revenue fund has paid for a part-time countryside education ranger to work in areas of the district with high levels of social housing.

Countryside education ranger Penny Evans, who has worked with children’s centres and community development teams to deliver the project, said: “I have run over 60 events across East Devon. It has been a pleasure to see children learning about nature and exploring their surroundings.”

Penny has worked more than 200 hours at events, attended by more than 1,600 East Devon residents.

The East Devon countryside team spring and summer events guide is now available in libraries and tourist information centres.

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