Campaigns & Projects
There are several campaigns you can get involved with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
All our lives are better if they're a bit wild.
Can you go wild every day this June?
As summer begins, take part in the 30 Days Wild challenge! Do one wild thing every day for 30 days, and feel happier, healthier, and more connected to nature.
No matter where you live – from the urban jungle to Sherwood Forest – wildlife and wild places are all around, waiting to be discovered by you.
Sign up to receive your free inspirational pack, containing:
· Your 30 Days Wild wallchart and daily activity planner
· Random Acts of Wildness cards - bitesize bits of wild inspiration
· A pin badge
· A Sticker sheet with various designs
Sign up now to take the challenge! www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild
Thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is now able to deliver a county-wide programme of Forest Schools inspired Woodland Workshops.
The Trust wil be delivering specially tailored programmes of workshops for schools and community groups and running family friendly sessions at weekends and in school holidays at its two flagship nature reserves.
Workshops will focus on teaching a range of craft and survival skills in safe, inspirational outdoor spaces.
Thanks to the support of our members, partners and the general public, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has been able to extend its much loved Skylarks Nature Reserve and to carry out an extensive programme of work to make the site better for both wildlife and people. Thanks to the funding raised through our Skylarks Appeal, in addtion to carrying out habitat and access improvements we will also be working with Nottinghamshire County Council's community archaeology team to deliver a programme of events and actvities for schools, young people and local families.
To find out more about the site and the work our supporters have helped fund, why not come along to one of our events? For further details click on the News & Events tab below.
Whilst we have now purchased the land we still need the support of Members and donors to enable us to care for sites such as Skylarks Nature Reserve. You can help us do more for local wildlife by joining or donating today using one of the buttons on the right.
Help to save your local heathland!
Lowland heathland is one of our rarest and most threatened habitats. It's also home to many interesting animals and plants.
Over the last century we lost over 85% of our lowland heathland in Nottinghamshire. Between 2012 and 2014 Sherwood's Historic Heathlands project raised awareness of this special habitat and restored some of the heathland that was lost in the past.
The project forms part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's commitment to promoting and restoring the county's heathlands. Find out how you can help us do more by clicking here
Get involved with our campaign Wildlife On Your Doorstep.
The “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” campaign is supported by Novozymes Biopharma and highlights the range of ways that Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is working with partners to protect the county's wildlife and provides information on how individuals, schools, companies and other organisations can play a role in protecting wildlife in the heart of local communities.
As part of the campaign we are running a Gardening for Wildlife Census to help build a clearer picture of the value of the county's gardens for wildlife. We've had hundreds of responses, with birds such as balckbird and robin vying for top spot as people's favourite garden visitor. As well as telling us about the wildlife they have seen, many respondents are also keen to receive information about how they can imporve their gardens for wildlife. As a result, we are now developing a range of factsheets and other resources such as our full colour planting guide.
Updates on results from the Census can be found in the 'News & Events' section below.
Get your friends, family or colleagues involved and host a fundraising event yourself. It could be a cake stall or night in with friends. We have put together a full suite of resources available for download from the tab below including a Fundraising Ideas and Guidance Booklet.
Following the success of our Ecominds mental health programme at the Idle Valley, we are delighted that Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed to fund the continuing delivery of our ecotherapy service. Now known as Recovery, the project welcomes people who suffer with their mental health, and delivers eco-therapy relating to horticulture and conservation-based tasks.
The Idle Valley Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Retford, is a former gravel extraction site which is now being restored to wetland habitat, mixed grassland and woodland. The nature reserve provides a beautiful and inspirational setting in which to learn new skills and develop an understanding of wildlife conservation and horticulture.
Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund , Nottinghamshire Wildlfie Trust have been able to carry on some of the great work done by the Wildlife in the City team the the new Young Roots project.
The Trust is currently working with young people throughout the city, offering them opportunties to learn new skills and to particpate in the management of their local reserves and green spaces.
We are working in partnership with Nottingham City Council and the Youth Offending team to offer young people the chance to take a leading role in creating more for the natural heritage of Nottingham