Campaigns & Projects
There are several campaigns you can get involved with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
The launch of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust didn’t really make the headlines back in 1963– after all this was the year that the Beatles had their first No1 hit, the year of the Great Train Robbery and the Profumo Scandal. However, over the last five decades, we have been standing up for wildlife and caring for some of the most important areas of wildlife habitat in the county. With the help and support of our members, funders and project partners we are looking forward to making a few headlines in 2013.
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. Sherwood's Historic Heathlands project aims to raise awareness of this special habitat and restore some of the heathland that was lost in the past.
Find out more below, including how you can get involved in the project! Interested in your local heathlands? Then you might also want to take a look at the OPAL East Midlands website. Click here to find out more.
Get involved with our new campaign Wildlife On Your Doorstep.
During Autumn 2012 we launched our new campaign “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” supported by Novozymes Biopharma, which recognises the wildlife successes in the county that our partner organisations, groups and individuals have achieved. The aim of Wildlife On Your Doorstep is to deliver a sustainable approach to the promotion of spaces for wildlife.
Our support of wildlife conservation activity across the county and Wildlife On Your Doorstep also aims to link our work with different sections of the local community – schools, churches, individuals, community groups and local authorities.
Right NOW you can get involved!
Tell us about your garden in our quick and simple Gardening for Wildlife Census 2012/13.
Keep an eye out over the next few months as we highlight others ways in which you can get involved.
Help us turn back the clock 1000 years...to restore 10 acres of LOST ancient woodland.
Treswell Wood Nature Reserve - one of England’s finest ancient woodlands - has a piece missing!
Help us raise £15,000 to unlock a £65,000 grant - to buy the first 10 acres of the missing piece.
Every £ makes a difference - please help us restore the Lost Woodland!
Find out more below, including how to donate online or by post. Thank you.
The Seas off the coast of the UK should be thriving with marine life, from tiny plants and animals to the large marine mammals such as whales, however due to years of neglect and abuse they retain little of their original biological diversity.
Our Seas are in trouble and if there is going to be any hope for the future of our seas we need to act NOW.
Thanks to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 now is the time to help us do something.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is working in collaboration with eleven other Wildlife Trusts around the UK to help protect our seas, join us now to see how you can help. Please sign our petition or sign a scale of our Petition Fish at a Wildlife Trust event near you
Welcome to Wildlife in the Wetlands.
Wildlife in the Wetlands is our initiative showcasing wetland habitats across Nottinghamshire. We've got some great information on local wetlands and really hope this inspires you to get out and experience a wetland near you as well as some fun downloads for you to try at home. We also run plenty of family events throughout they year, just look out for the Blue Frog logo in the Nottinghamshire Wildife Trust What's on Guide.
If you have any questions about wetlands or would like to share any pictures or stories then we'd love to hear from you. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0115 958 8242.
To download the Challenge Passport Instruction Sheets either enter the Wildife in the Wetlands webpages and find it in the 'Downloads' section or click here.
The Idle Valley Ecominds Project aims to improve mental health and well-being by offering individuals the chance to get involved in a range of conservation, horticulture and wildlife gardening 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.
Wildlife in the City is our initiative celebrating the green spaces of Nottingham city. Our team have just launched their new website - THE place to get involved with Nottingham city's wildlife.
The website is all about helping you discover the city’s parks and green spaces and improving your experience of nature on your doorstep. Featuring fun facts and useful info, it is the perfect way to discover more about urban wildlife.