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The FoTF committee met virtually last week and focused on what we need to do to enable a safe return to volunteering. We've read the Forestry England guidance and also that produced by East District, but as an independent organisation, we are putting together our own risk assessments to mitigate the risks posed by Covid-19 and to safeguard you, our volunteers.
We are also updating the Volunteer Welfare Form. If you are intending to resume volunteering or would like to take part, we will require each one of you to complete and return this form, so that we have your current details.
The risk assessments and our safety guidelines will be shared with FE, as a matter of courtesy and because it is the forest land manager controlling permission. Once we have agreement, we can then email them to you, together with the welfare form.

We would very much like to begin volunteering again sometime in the autumn - with the walking trails' checking and the archaeological sites; monitoring, followed by a gradual return to safe-distancing groups for conservation tasks and at Lynford Arboretum. However this is dependent on FE's agreement and resources and the on-going Covid-19 situation.

Please be assured that we do not want anyone to return who does not think it is safe or appropriate for them to do so.

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group Photos - April 2019

The April 2019 event saw Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Group return to Santon Downham Workshops. The finished off the construction of the mink rafts which were started previously in the December 2018. This involved the construction of the tunnel to sit on top of the rafts, enabling monitoring of footprints in wet clay to establish presence or absence of mink on waterways around the forest.

The team also store the Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Group tools and equipement at Santon Downham Workshops, so a spring clean of the conservation shed was undertaken, with a general fettle up of tools such as saw blade replacements and tool sharpening done.

Previous Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Conservation Group event photos are also uploaded to the Friends of Thetford Facebook page.