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  • “Warden Willow” has arrived!

    Our new team member has taken its place at Salhouse Broad, part of the GoGoHare trail that you can see around Norwich City Centre and Greater Norwich, come and visit “Warden Willow”, the HGB Nature Trail or take some time to just sit and watch the world go by.

    Supporting young people across the County and beyond, BREAK has successfully run and organised several sculpture trails in Norwich City Centre. Elephants, Gorillas and Dragons have graced the City in past years celebrating the diverse creative talents of artists from near and far, the beauty of the City and in turn, raised significant funds for the charity and its vital work.
    2018 Marks the charity’s 50th year and to celebrate, Warden Willow is one of 18 Hares that make up the Go Go Hares County Sculpture trail, this an additional trail has been added to highlight the many places of natural beauty and the many family attractions the county as a whole has to offer.

    Warden Willow has been created by artist Fiona Gowen (www.FionaGowen.co.uk), who has also designed our new Trail leaflets!

    Arriving by traditional Wherry Boat, Warden Willow started its journey to Salhouse Broad with a lovely trip down the river with friends from the Wherry Yacht Trust waiting on the banks, along with the Hoveton Great Broad Project Team, Kaitlin Fergusen, the Salhouse Broad Team, and the Lowland Rescue Team. Crowds stayed to enjoy the catering on offer during the day, the wonderful weather we had, and to take selfies with Warden Willow – marking one of the Hares off the trail list; you can follow @GoGoWardenWillo on Twitter.

    If you’re coming to visit Warden Willow on the GoGoHare Trail, why not combine your visit with the arts opportunities hosted by Kaitlin Fergusen, who will be offering art opportunities at Salhouse on Tuesday and Sunday throughout July, every Wednesday and Friday throughout August.

    If you would like to know more about our fantastic artist, Fiona Gowen, please visit http://fionagowen.co.uk/ or follow her on Twitter at @FionaGDraws.
    Follow #WardenWillow and find out about upcoming Hare events on Twitter (our username is @Hoveton_Broad).

    To find out more about BREAK charity and the GoGoHares 2018 Sculpture Trail go to https://www.gogohares.co.uk/.

  • Introducing our new team member!

    The HGB project is very pleased to introduce its newest team member!

    “Warden Willow” is due to join the team mid-June. Our six foot buddy will take their place at Salhouse Broad, and will be part of the welcoming party for those who wish to go on adventure and visit the HGB Nature Trail or take some time to just sit and watch the world go by.

    Warden Willow is one of 18 County Hares that make up the Go Go Hares County Sculpture trail, celebrating BREAK Charity’s 50th Birthday!

    Supporting young people across the County and beyond, BREAK has successfully run and organised several sculpture trails in Norwich City Centre. Elephants, Gorillas and Dragons have graced the City in past years celebrating the diverse creative talents of artists from near and far, the beauty of the City and in turn, raised significant funds for the charity and its vital work.

    2018 Marks the charity’s 50th year and to celebrate, this an additional “County” based sculpture trail has been added to highlight the many places of natural beauty and the many family attractions the county as a whole has to offer.

    Warden Willow has been created by artist Fiona Gowen (www.FionaGowen.co.uk). Fiona has taken inspiration from the Broads National Nature Reserve Wardens who work on behalf of Natural England to conserve and support wildlife and flora in the country’s most biodiverse, beautiful and precious and landscapes.

    Willow is kitted out with everything a good Warden needs to work on the National Nature Reserve….Willow also has a few friends in tow too….(See who and what you can spot!) Accompanied by best buddy “Ollie Otter”, Willow patrols the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, overseeing the restoration of the broad to its former beauty.

    HGB website: “Introducing our new team member!”

    If you would like to know more about our fantastic artist, Fiona Gowen, please visit http://fionagowen.co.uk/ or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FionaGDraws.

    Follow Warden Willow and find out about upcoming Hare events on Twitter (our username is @Hoveton-Broad).

    To find out more about BREAK charity and the GoGoHares Sculpture Trail go to GoGoHares 2018! Norwich Sculpture Trail.

  • The Website

    The project website has now been up and running for a year and in that time the project team and GRIT Digital have worked together tweaking and changing bits and pieces to make it as accessible, informative and interesting as possible. If you think there is something we need to add, or a way we can make it better please let us know! Keen to get it right so always open to suggestions. Contact cordelia.spalding@naturalengland.org.uk with any comments.