The new project, Wilder Worcestershire – Nature’s Recovery For All, will work with the community and partners within six areas of Worcester to engage and inspire residents to get involved in helping nature to recover. The six areas have been chosen to help develop ways to improve nature’s recovery that are more equal, diverse and inclusive.
In addition, the Trust will undertake activities outside of the city to develop wilder towns and villages, build partnerships across the county and work on some of the Trust’s 75+ nature reserves. The project will involve working with local community organisations, schools, housing associations, faith organisations and residents to help connect people to nature and help nature to recover.
According to 2019’s State of Nature report, one in seven UK species are at risk of extinction. Wilder Worcestershire will deliver the Green Recovery Challenge Fund’s aim to connect people with nature as well as helping people to help wildlife where they live.
Nick Packham, the Trust’s Engagement Team Leader and lead member of staff for the project, said ““We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for our Wilder Worcestershire project.
“We can’t wait to get started and look forward to working with various organisations to create a Wilder Worcestershire.”