Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake recently visited a National Trust project in Morden Hall Park teaching young people about conservation.
Morden Hall Park is one of six National Trust locations in England and Wales selected to partake in the Green Academies Project.
This programme teaches young people aged 11-24 practical conservation skills, offering them first-hand experience in growing food and maintaining gardens with experienced rangers, conserving green space, and more.
The National Trust provides the young ‘Urban Rangers’ with conservation training, advice and even a small budget to finance their conservation projects.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"It was great to tour Morden Hall Park and find out more about the Green Academies Project. It’s brilliant to see young people engaging with the environment, taking the initiative to preserve it and making it more accessible to people in built-up areas.
"I support the work of National Trust and the Green Academies Project, and I encourage residents of Carshalton and Wallington to visit Morden Hall Park and see for themselves the great work the urban rangers are doing."