Northumberland National Park appoints two new nature rangers as part of BMW partnership

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Two young rangers have joined Northumberland National Park in new nature ranger roles, thanks to funding from BMW UK.

Lucy Fenwick, 19, from Stonehaugh, Northumberland, and Guy Griffiths, 21, from Brancepeth, County Durham, were appointed to the seven-month-long roles over spring and autumn to support nature recovery projects and provide a warm welcome to visitors during the summer season.

BMW’s Recharge in Nature project funded their roles, which will include practical tasks such as tree planting and red squirrel monitoring, and support activities such as guided walks and schools' education programmes.

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Guy said: “The BMW Recharge in Nature funding has opened up a fantastic opportunity for Lucy and I, as we take the next step in the environment sector with National Parks.

Lucy Fenwick and Guy Griffiths in the Breamish Valley. Picture: Kate Buckingham.Lucy Fenwick and Guy Griffiths in the Breamish Valley. Picture: Kate Buckingham.
Lucy Fenwick and Guy Griffiths in the Breamish Valley. Picture: Kate Buckingham.

"The nature ranger roles provide excellent experience connecting people with nature and a wealth of training and development opportunities, which will provide us with real hands on experience and help us to create a welcoming park for everyone visiting Northumberland National Park this summer.

“I can’t wait to start sharing my knowledge with people and inspiring them to connect with nature for their well-being, hopefully inspiring people to care for the unique and special surroundings.”

Lucy worked for the National Park as a trainee, while Guy studied Land and Wildlife Management at Houghall College in Durham.

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Graham Biggs, corporate communications director, BMW UK, commented: “It’s a huge pleasure to reflect on Recharge in Nature’s impacts to date, and to celebrate the power of this partnership. Recharge in Nature partnership will see BMW continuing to invest in locally-delivered biodiversity and community projects.”

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