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Nature Census launched to better understand how people value and use their local green and natural spaces

In 2021 the year of the national census we are launching our own Nature Census in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University.
 
Over the last year the importance of our local green and natural spaces has come to the forefront. People have told us that they have had “more time to appreciate nature” and have been “discovering new walks and green places” close to where they live. (Forget Me Not survey, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, July 2020).
 
Now we want to better understand how people value and use their local green and natural spaces in Sheffield and Rotherham. Where is your local patch and what do you like about it?  Is there anything that stops you from getting out to connect with nature and would you be interested in doing more to help care for your local green and natural spaces?
 
We want your views.  Please spare 5-10 minutes to complete our Nature Census survey.  We will be using the findings to shape our future work and inform our partner organisations and we will also share a summary of the results with you.
 
All survey responses and data collected will be anonymous and individual responses/data will be destroyed once analysis has been completed. The survey is open now and available until the 27th of August and after completing it at the end you will be able to enter a prize draw to win £100 of shopping vouchers.
 
Thank you for your time. 
 

(c) Neil Marshment