"Working to improve the big picture while focusing on the individual. Improving the outside world we live in, to improve the inside world we rely on. Using trees, bees and autumn leaves to promote learning, health and inner belief ”
Network with Nature
Hill Holt Wood receives grant of £220,400 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund
Until March 2023, we will be delivering our Network with Nature project; improving and maintaining two local wildlife habitats by engaging members of the community.
Our vision through ‘Network with Nature’ is to improve and maintain two local wildlife habitats;
South Witham Marsh
10-acre wet grassland site
200-acre mixed woodland
Hospital Plantation is Lincoln’s Largest Woodland and contains remnants of lowland acid-heath, a particularly rare habitat and is owned by Lincoln City Council.
Both sites lie within urban settings and we will be setting up local volunteer groups for older, socially isolated people, groups with poor mental health and encourage school and university groups to get involved in the project and help maintain these sites. There will be practical physical management of the sites, ongoing ecological surveying work, tree planting, clearance, boardwalk and bird screen construction, pathway construction and lowland heath restoration. Embedded in this process, mental health and well-being will be improved.
We will be running practical sessions Tuesday - Friday on these sites very soon! If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch using the link below.
"Biodiversity will be increased, people will be educated, and jobs will be created"
This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.
Network with Nature Sessions