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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

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

Birks Wood

New path in Birks Wood, Oughtibridge

One of our Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership projects is to improve the path surface in Birks Wood, Oughtibridge. This small, ancient woodland has an informal circular signed route for walkers to follow. However, at times, it could be very muddy and difficult for people to negotiate their way around the woods. Working with professional trail … Continue reading New path in Birks Wood, Oughtibridge