Things To Do

The Fifth Continent scheme organised a wide range of things people could  get involved with including free What’s On activities, training and volunteer tasks, which brought opportunities to meet new people and explore Romney Marsh.

Getting involved

We had a variety of projects where volunteers could get involved and we actively encouraged participation through our website and social media pages. Our ongoing projects enabled local people to get involved with exciting programmes of community engagement activities and archaeology, together with making short films. there were opportunities with conservation and heritage projects.

Were you interested in taking action to help stop the decline of wildlife on the Romney Marsh?

We were keen to get local people involved with collecting information on the wildlife of the marsh – citizen science in action! All abilities and skill levels were very welcome – enthusiasm for nature and a desire to make a difference was all that was needed and many people benefitted from learning about Bumblebees and the flora and fauna in the area.

There were plenty of volunteering opportunities in our heritage and archaeology projects. From desk-based research in the comfort of your own home to excavating at one of our sites.

During the Scheme delivery we carried out a historic building surveys on an old barn near Lydd, a geophysical survey near New Romney and  searched for the old vicarage in Brenzett. Our volunteers also under took finds processing sessions, which involved washing, identifying, cataloguing, photographing and marking each individual find.

In accordance with Government plans, some Fifth Continent Events and Activities were able to resume after the lockdowns and followed ‘Covid Safe’ guidelines.

Now that the Scheme has ended, Partner organisation may be delivering other events and activities, please check with the event organiser. Where shown, click the link to the partner organisation for their most up to date information.

If you have an interest in volunteering please go to the Kent Wildlife Trust volunteering page for more information about any current opportunities in the Romney Marsh area.