Volunteer Paul French

Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project? “Give it a try!”

We have a great team of volunteers here at the Steel Valley Project, some who have been with us for years and others who joined us relatively recently. Earlier this year, Paul French was looking at local volunteering opportunities on a website and found the Steel Valley Project. He'd already seen the work which we'd … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project? “Give it a try!”

SHS Work Experience

Work Experience Placement in Countryside Management

The Steel Valley Project has been supporting work experience placements from Stocksbridge High School for over 10 years now. As part of our ongoing collaboration, one of their pupils recently spent a couple of weeks working with our Environmental Project Officer, Kate Hughes, and the volunteer team. The student, currently in Year 10, spent time … Continue reading Work Experience Placement in Countryside Management

Himalyan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam Clearance – Bitholmes Wood

Volunteers at the Steel Valley Project have recently been working to clear areas of Himalayan balsam in Bithholmes Wood. The woods are owned by the Woodland Trust and located between Deepcar and Wharncliffe Side. They are a popular place for walkers and those searching for the Wantley Dragon. What is Himalayan balsam? Himalayan balsam was … Continue reading Himalayan Balsam Clearance – Bitholmes Wood