Campaigns & Projects
There are several campaigns you can get involved with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
We are delighted to announce that we've reached the first target of our Skylarks Appeal, raising £50,000!
Thank you to everyone who has helped. We received incredibly generous donations from groups and individuals, including a legacy donation of £20,000, and the Nottingham Post Cash for your Community Fund.
Click here to watch a video showcasing the amazing new land we're now able to buy, creating Rushcliffe's biggest nature reserve by extending Skylarks Nature Reserve
Money was raised by pub quizzes, a sponsored run and an online auction of items linked to 1963 (the year Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust was launched). We also launched our popular "Ay Up Mi Duck" t-shirts to help promote the campaign.
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 thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 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.
In 2012 we launched our new campaign “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” supported by Novozymes Biopharma. The campaign 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 launched a Gardening for Wildlife Census to help build a clearer picture of the value of the county's gardens for wildlife.You can read a summary of the results so far in the 'News & Events' section below.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.