Wood 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org