We are thrilled to invite you to a virtual evening with Megan McCubbin on Thursday 25th February at 7pm. Join us for what is sure to be an informative, entertaining and inspirational evening with one of the UK’s leading naturalists. Megan will share personal stories, conservation highlights and fascinating discoveries from her conservation career.
Last week saw some very heavy rainfall across Sheffield and Rotherham, with the real risk of flooding in many areas. However, our nature reserves at Kilnhurst Ings and Woodhouse Washlands were able to function as flood storage basins and prevent flood damage in the surrounding areas. For most of the year these nature reserves are […]
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust have joined forces with 13 partners across the city to pen an open letter to our city councilors asking for an ecological emergency to be declared for Sheffield. The letter is as follows: We, the below signatories, ask you to declare an ecological or biodiversity emergency for Sheffield by January […]
The Government has bowed to pressure from the National Farmers Union and agreed to authorise the use of the highly damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam for the treatment of sugar beet seed in 2021. The Wildlife Trusts strongly oppose this decision.
The decision to refuse planning permission for housing on Owlthorpe Fields is being appealed by Avant – the housing developer at a Planning Inquiry over the next six days. Our own Dr Nicola Rivers is acting as their Expert Ecology Witness and will be saying that the site meets the Sheffield Local Wildlife Site criteria and therefore should not be developed.
A year long river restoration project, including volunteer tree planting, has been completed on Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Woodhouse Washland nature reserve. The works will have a huge impact on local wildlife including improving conditions for fish breeding, creating habitat for wading birds and increasing the breeding opportunities for the protected species great crested […]
We know there have been many changes and challenges to our plans this year, but we really hope you have been able to have a lovely Christmas. To start the New Year well, we are once again, on January 1st 2021, launching our January half price membership offer. As we head into the New Year, […]
The first Environment Bill in over 20 years is making its way through Parliament and will soon be debated by MPs. Ask your MP to attend and speak up for wildlife.
68 projects have been awarded grants between £62k and £3.8 million to kick-start a pipeline of nature-based projects while creating and retaining jobs First funding round sees £40 million pot allocated, second round of funding to open in early 2021 Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant […]
An application to build 22 houses on a Local Wildlife Site at Long Line in Dore has been refused by Sheffield City Council’s Planning and Highways Committee.