You may see our rangers and coastal patrol staff if you spend some time out and about on the beach or in some of the green spaces around Fylde borough. Undertaking regular patrols, completing conservation work and protecting wildlife, they are delivering environmental education, a comprehensive programme of guided walks and children’s activities as well as getting people involved in volunteer schemes. They are working hard to look after our wonderful natural environment, so do say hello to them and take the opportunity to find out about their excellent work and the beautiful coast and countryside that we are so very lucky to enjoy.

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Volunteer Ranger Service

The Volunteer Ranger Service is an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the conservation and ecology of Fylde. There are roles suited for all abilities and interests, with work party locations across the borough.

As a Volunteer with Fylde, you will enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • Training, new skills and experiences
  • Career enhancement
  • Invitations to workshops, presentations and events
  • Team building and meeting new friends
  • All necessary personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Sense of achievement
  • Exercise, enjoyment and being outdoors

For information on the volunteer roles available and how to apply download our information pack.

To register your interest in joining the volunteer team please complete this online application form.

Ranger School

Ranger school has been developed by the Fylde Ranger Service within the Coast and Conservation Department. The aim of Ranger School is to engage and educate young people in conservation and local environmental issues using Fylde’s green open spaces as a main resource.
Ranger School can:

  • Visit your school to deliver activities and learning opportunities throughout the year
  • Provide school assemblies, school garden development and after school club activities
  • Take school classes into their local countryside or parish to explore the natural world
  • Deliver sessions within the boroughs larger urban parks: Ashton Gardens, Fairhaven Lake and Gardens or Lowther Gardens
  • Visit the Fylde sand dunes, Local Nature Reserve and the Ribble Estuary

Ranger School can offer up to offer five main environmental workshops, all workshops link with the National Curriculum and schools can choose from a one off workshop to supplement a current classroom topic or choose all five workshops over a term or longer. Each workshop is bespoke and usually takes anywhere from two hours to a whole school day to complete depending your requirements.

For more information on Ranger School workshops and other outdoor education opportunities across Fylde please download our Fylde Outdoor education pack.