Steel Valley Project has been working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, who own Pot House Wood and South Yorkshire Forest Environment Trust (SYFET) to improve the woodland for people and wildlife.
Tom Newman, Project Manager said ‘The project includes the construction of a new footpath and a wildlife pond and will enable our volunteers to gain new skills in construction, tree pruning and planting techniques.’
SYFET has funded the project with £6,000 and this will make a huge difference to the woodland enabling people to access a part of the woodland much more easily, as well as creating a new pond that will increase the habitat for a diverse range of plants and animals.
The footpath is now nearing completion and the pond will be excavated and planted in the coming weeks. Steel Valley Project encourages people to visit Pot House Wood to look at the new features but reminds people that work may still be taking place, so pay attention to any warning signs.
If you would like to volunteer your time with the Steel Valley Project, details can be found on the Volunteering page.