Our group has had just had some excellent news…Myself along with Claire (our chairperson) and Richard attended a meeting with Sarah Goldsmith from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who is working in the Low Moor and Oakenshaw areas of Bradford on an Urban Engagement Project.
The project aims to get people outside more, using the green and wild spaces that are in cities.
Low Moor and Oakenshaw Conservation Group have teamed up with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to support the habitat development work we are doing at Raw Nook Nature Reserve and Toad Holes Beck.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has received £19,990 from People’s Postcode Lottery and £5,000 from Bradford Council for a brand new Leeds and Bradford Urban Engagement project. This year-long project aims to consult with individuals and groups to establish how to improve access to natural green spaces and educate communities about the benefits of the natural world, engage with local schools, to reach young people and encourage them to discover, explore and protect their natural environment. This will ensure long-term, sustainable, community support for this fantastic pocket of urban wildlife, and will help the next generation make positive choices to look after their planet.
Sarah is going to be running free events in the community, so look out for them and show your support.
As a spin off from our involvement with YWT they will be helping us with management issues for both sites which in turn will benefit our wildlife.