Wild Ground launch new Connah’s Quay Woodland Project
A conservation project focusing on three interlinked woodland sites in Connah’s Quay has received funding for the next two years, thanks to The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme.
Wild Ground runs and manages a range of nature reserves across Northeast Wales, and the new project at Broadoak Woods, Llwyni, and Gathering Grounds will offer volunteering opportunities for all.
The main focus is on woodland management and creation and hosting engaging education and well-being events, making conservation accessible and enjoyable for the entire community.
The initiative builds on the success of the ‘Our Backyard’ programme, a collaborative effort with Groundwork North Wales in the Connah’s Quay area.
The new project seeks to further engage local people with nature, encouraging them to connect with and protect their natural surroundings.
Woodlands in Wales are home to more vulnerable and threatened species than any other habitat, with 210 of the 542 Welsh species of principal biodiversity importance relying on woodland habitats for survival.
The team at Wild Ground will involve local communities, schools, and volunteers with the aim of making these habitats more resilient and increasing nature connectivity.
A wide range of enjoyable, accessible engagement activities to suit varied interests, abilities, and access needs will be delivered.
Richard Aram, Head of Project Delivery at Wild Ground, said, “We are very excited to be delivering this new project and are looking forward to holding weekly volunteering sessions every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm at Broad Oak Woods.
“There will be the opportunity for traditional conservation work and for more accessible tasks for volunteers who may find this unsuitable. Volunteering sessions will support volunteers to make more local social connections, enhancing skills, confidence, and well-being.”
“Regular sessions with local schools will be held to give children a close-up experience of nature, a better understanding of the natural world, and more knowledge of the area where they live.”
“A series of community events focusing on developing conservation skills such as hedge laying, including some sessions suitable for families such as bushcraft, will be delivered throughout the programme.”
To find out more about the Connah’s Quay Woodland Project and how you can get involved, please visit www.wild-ground.org.uk, call 01978 757524, or find them on social media. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com