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Call For Young People To Join The Mourne Youth Rangers
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If you are a teenager and want to get onto a great environmental youth scheme, read on!

Mourne Heritage Trust has announced the launch of the 2014 Youth Ranger Scheme, a great opportunity for young people in Mourne to learn about their local environment and how to take care of it.

dn_screenThe Mourne Youth Ranger scheme offers 14-16 year olds the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Ranger in the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as picking up some valuable skills and experience. Dave Farnan, Area Ranger for the Mourne Heritage Trust, said about the scheme:  ‘This is a great opportunity for young people in Mourne to get involved with the practical work MHT undertakes to help maintain the area and gain an understanding and appreciation of this special landscape’.

Alan Whitcroft, Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Mourne Heritage Trust’s Active Lifestyles Programme, said: “We are very pleased that continued support from Big Lottery for our Active Lifestyles Programme allows us to run this scheme into its ninth year.

“The programme will offer the ‘Mourne Youth Rangers’ one day a week of practical environmental work through the summer and will get participants actively engaged in activities like clearing scrub to restore natural habitats, carrying out mountain trails maintenance and learning about the unique Mourne environment. The scheme is free to the participants due to the generous support of the Big Lottery Fund.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Cathryn Cochrane, who will also be leading the activities, added ‘the numbers that we can take on the Youth Ranger Scheme are limited so we would urge those interested to get an information pack from our Annalong office or on-line at:

www.mournelive.com

and apply as soon as possible, no later than the closing date of 30 June 2014.