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.
Hundreds of you in Nottinghamshire went wild every day this June.
Did you keep up and do one wild thing every day for 30 days? Or was the odd day skipped? Either way we hope you feel happier, healthier, and more connected to nature by getting involved.
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.
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.
The Recovery project is, with great regret, will close on Friday 29th July and is no longer taking referrals as we have been unable to secure future funding. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust remains committed to ensuring that its nature reserves help support people's wellbeing and we are currently working with a group of volunteers and service users who are keen to establosh an independent charity to offer mental health programmes based at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. If you would like to be kept informed of developments or are in a position to provide financial or voluntary assistance please email [email protected]
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