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

Environmental Project Officer

Volunteering: conservation and countryside management

Earlier this summer, the Steel Valley Project welcomed a new Environmental Project Officer, Andy Kearsey, to the team. Andy used to run his own land management business in North Devon and, also previously worked at Natural England, The RSPB, Devon Wildlife Trust and Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Through this work, he's gained lots … Continue reading Volunteering: conservation and countryside management

Bowcroft Cemetery & Christ Church

Planned Steel Valley Projects for the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership

Back in October 2018, an announcement was made that the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership (SLLP) had been awarded £2.6m from funding raised by National Lottery Players for wildlife, heritage and cultural projects in north-west Sheffield. When you add match funding, in-kind contributions and volunteering from the SLLP’s partners to that figure, the total amount available … Continue reading Planned Steel Valley Projects for the Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership

Strimmer Appeal

Fantastic response from community to help replace our stolen strimmer

When the local Stocksbridge community asked us to set up a crowdfunding appeal earlier this year to help us replace one of our stolen strimmers, we had no idea what the response would be. However, it's fair to say that we've been blown away by everyone's generosity so far. We were originally looking to raise … Continue reading Fantastic response from community to help replace our stolen strimmer

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