Work was recently completed on a £30,000 project to improve the habitat for the willow tit, one of the UK’s most threatened bird species. When the Sheffield Bird Study Group found a local population of the willow tit in the Stocksbridge area, funding was put in place to improve the habitat and help to re-colonise … Continue reading Work completed on the Willow Tit habitat creation project
Back in December 2017, we received the good news that our 'Green Woodland Community Project' application had been shortlisted in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative (see previous post). Tesco customers in local stores then voted for their favourite project and, last month, we were awarded £2k funding. What is the Green Woodland Community Project? … Continue reading New traditional oak handrail created in our Greenwood Craft workshop
The Steel Valley Project has a number of Trustees whose role is to oversee our management and administration. They also ensure that we have a clear strategy and that any work undertaken is in line with our overall vision. One of our longer serving Trustees is Krys Craik who first joined us 25 years ago. … Continue reading What is the role of a Steel Valley Project Trustee?
In the last few weeks, our volunteers have been doing lots of work on the 'Willow Tit Project'. This has been based in Pot House and New Hall woods where we've been improving the environment and creating conditions for the bird to thrive - check this previous post for more information. Our volunteers have also … Continue reading Installing willow tit nest boxes
Here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely heavily on our team of volunteers - from working on practical conservation tasks at local nature sites, right through to involvement in environmental education sessions with local schools and communities. How do I become a volunteer? We advertise for volunteers in a wide variety of places - … Continue reading The first month in the life of a Steel Valley Project volunteer
The Steel Valley Project team have recently been carrying out lots of work in the Sheffield City Council managed woods at Fox Glen near Deepcar. Just before Christmas, we worked on some natural flood management in the woodland, which also helped to create a more suitable habitat for the Willow Tit bird. Building a "leaky dam" … Continue reading Building a leaky dam to help the Willow Tit bird
The Steel Valley Project has received the news that our recent application for the 'Tesco Bags of Help' scheme has been successful, meaning that our 'Green Woodland Community Project' in Oughtibridge is being put forward to a customer vote in three Tesco stores (Barnsley Road in Fir Vale, Dykes Hall in Hillsborough and Herries Road … Continue reading Steel Valley Project shortlisted for Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme
Thank you to all our volunteers, funders and supporters over the last year.
Our Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available. Click on the link below to take a look at the work we've been doing. 2016-2017 Annual Report
Hello and welcome to my first blog post... My name is Richard Saunders and I'm the new Environmental Project Officer for the Steel Valley Project, but don’t worry it’s not all as formal as it sounds. I'm here to help people like you explore volunteering and to make a difference in the local area. We … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project