About the network

The Kent Tree and Pond Partnership was formed in 2012 by all the Volunteer Tree and Pond Wardens in Kent and Medway, individual volunteers supporting their local environment and communities. The Partnership took over the role of TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, which had organised the wardening schemes in Kent starting in the 1990s.

We operate two separate networks, the Kent Tree Wardens network and the Kent Pond Wardens network. The Kent Tree Wardens Network is an independent network of the Tree Council’s national volunteer Tree Warden Scheme, but the Pond Warden network is just about unique in the UK.

Both schemes are covered by insurance, which covers individual activity, practical and group work with hand tools, etc, provided a prior Risk Assessment has been done, but which does NOT cover giving professional consultancy advice, such as stating that a tree or a pond is safe or not.

We work in partnership with many other organisations in Kent and in our local environments, acting as champions particularly for trees and woodlands, ponds and other water bodies in our local areas. In many communities Volunteer Wardens are appointed by and closely linked to their Parish/Town Councils, or other local organisations.

We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KentTPW

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