New Hall wood is the first site that our team will be working on. We are excited to announce our new natural flood management (NFM) project, taking place on sites around Stocksbridge and Bradfield, thanks to £130,000 of funding provided by the Environment Agency (EA).This work is part of the larger Upper Don Source to … Continue reading Work gets underway on natural flood management project.
Get your locally sourced, sustainable Christmas tree.
This Christmas we will be hand crafting decorative birch trees as a sustainable alternative to traditional Christmas trees. The Steel Valley Project will be removing the trees from heathland in the Stocksbridge area as part of important conservation work to protect the vulnerable heathland habitat. By removing young trees, the heathland and its unique collection … Continue reading Get your locally sourced, sustainable Christmas tree.
SVP fundraising appeal to help reduce social isolation through local guided walks
donate to the appeal The Covid pandemic has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health over the last 18 months or so. Added to that, we've experienced huge changes to the way we're able to connect with others, leading to social isolation amongst many members of our community. In response to this, … Continue reading SVP fundraising appeal to help reduce social isolation through local guided walks
How annual maintenance of wildflower meadows encourages biodiversity
Wildflower meadows are full of colour and provide vital habitats for bees, butterflies, small animals, insects, birds and other wildlife. More of us are turning patches of our gardens into wildflower habitats and No Mow May is a popular campaign. Add in the drive over recent years for farmers to help biodiversity and wildlife by … Continue reading How annual maintenance of wildflower meadows encourages biodiversity
Join us on a community litter pick
We need your help to keep our local green spaces tidy! Four events, each lasting 2 hours, have been planned during August and September for our Keep Stocksbridge Tidy project: 1. Saturday 7th August (10am - 12pm) - Pot House Wood Meet by the gate at the bottom of the dip on Alpine Road, S36 … Continue reading Join us on a community litter pick
Conservation volunteers needed
We need your help… Are you interested in the countryside? Do you want to do something satisfying which helps your local environment? Would you like to build new friendships and learn new skills? “Joining SVP has given me the opportunity to socialise with fellow volunteers, learn new skills and gain qualifications.” The Steel Valley Project … Continue reading Conservation volunteers needed
A big welcome to our new Environmental Project Officer and volunteers
We were pleased to welcome a new member of staff to the Steel Valley Project at the end of March this year. Emma Holdsworth joined us after completing a natural flood management project with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Her background includes working with The Conservation Volunteers, delivering environmental education, and she brings experience in land management, … Continue reading A big welcome to our new Environmental Project Officer and volunteers
Job vacancy- Environmental Project Officer
£22,123 - £24,263 (pro rata)22.5 hours per weekPermanent position THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO ALL APPLICANTS We are currently seeking an Environmental Project Officer, working 22.5 hours a week, to deliver our environmental projects and lead a team of dedicated volunteers. The person we are looking for will be committed to … Continue reading Job vacancy- Environmental Project Officer
The Steel Valley Project in 2020
None of us could have predicted how 2020 would pan out and, when the UK government announced a national lockdown at the end of March, we had no idea that this was going to have such a long term impact. Here at the Steel Valley Project, it meant volunteer activities being suspended, day to day … Continue reading The Steel Valley Project in 2020
Steel Valley Project Annual Report: 2019-20
2019-20 was a packed year for the Steel Valley Project team and volunteers. The year ended around the Covid-19 lockdown which unfortunately forced us to pause our operations for around 3 months. However, despite the challenges currently faced by many of us, we wanted to let you know a little bit about the difference we … Continue reading Steel Valley Project Annual Report: 2019-20