Volunteering

Thorncliffe Wood 25.06.09Wood Lane Countryside Centre is home to Sheffield Landscape Trust. This is a working partnership organisation between Sheffield City Council and the charities North Sheffield Conservation Group and Sheffield Countryside Conservation Trust. Together they manage the centre and also deliver a wide range of environmental improvement and nature conservation projects in Sheffield, working with communities and volunteers.

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The aims of Sheffield Landscape Trust are: 

  • To help safeguard Sheffield’s landscape character
  • To protect and create wildlife habitats and increase biodiversity
  • To help communities access the countryside by creating footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes.
  • To help create green communities and bring the countryside into the city
  • To help people of all ages understand and enjoy Sheffield’s green and historic landscape
  • To encourage people to help in this work
  • To support volunteers and provide any practical skills training needed

Wood Lane offers opportunities to get involved in practical conservation projects which really make a difference to communities. This is an opportunity to learn new practical skills and make new friends with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

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Conservation projects are wide ranging and include;-

  • the creation and management of ponds, wetland habitats, woodlands, hedgerows, wildflower meadows, orchards and wildlife and community gardens
  • construction of footpaths, bridges, cycle-ways and bridle-paths
  • creation of new wildlife habitats including constructing and siting bird, bat, bee and hedgehog boxes and tree and wildflower planting
  • community clean ups and litter picking
  • protection of habitats through construction of fences and stiles accessible to people with disabilities
  • environmental education and environmental arts

If you would like to know more about the work of Sheffield Landscape Trust or to volunteer please contact Tony Wilson on:

0114 2316982 or email tonyatwoodlane@yahoo.com

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