Boarshaw Clough 10/08/2012


Joanne Green- Week 11 w/c 06/08/2012

The Team Presentation is almost upon us. We are organizing final team and individual arrangements. I have been printing and cataloging photos, organizing their display, and binding my water analysis reports in readiness for presentation day.

We are all busy finalizing our Community Volunteering Qualification paperwork that requires submitting in Week 12 along with Practical Countryside Skills. Fridays will not be the same without a ‘tool’ in my hand!

Today was tree identification test day. It is important to be able to recognise which tree is which for sustainability and conservation reasons. Trees are reservoirs of life both for its tree community, for soil, and for the air we breathe. It’s so reassuring there is a Woodland Carbon Code for managed forests.

There are images from fellow Volunteer Project Assistants’ Workshop at Chelburn Reservoir. And there is an amazing amphibian treat from my final visit to Boarshaw Clough.

This is my final ‘blogging’ encounter with Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale, producing it has been very enjoyable.

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Joanne Green- Week 10 w/c 30 July 2012

This week’s research has given me insight in to project risk-management principles, KISS and SAP. Both promote co-regulation with stakeholders for effective governance of projects during the pre-planning of projects.

KISS can risk manage current projects creeping into an undesired direction by scoping them or reflectively once they have finished to improve repetitive projects. KISS, Keeping parts to be used for other projects, Improve important parts, Start parts that I could not do before but which could be beneficial to future projects and Stop doing parts that are unnecessary.

Special thanks to Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale for allowing me time off to attend two important engagements this week:

Annual General Meeting with Equity Housing Group held at Fred Perry Suite. By prearrangement I was appraised for competency by Hugh Laird, The Board Development Agency; and

A Telephone interview with Change Agents for Sustainability Behaviour Assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University or somewhere else!