Some of the members of Nature Recovery

Nature Recovery groups on the hunt for region’s nature heroes

Are you or is someone you know doing great things to help nature? If so, Nature Recovery Sheffield and Nature Recovery Rotherham would love to hear from you. 

They’re asking individuals, families, local businesses, organisations, schools and colleges across the region to share the great action they’re taking to help nature and wildlife.

“It’s easy to get bogged down with the doom and gloom of nature’s decline. However, we want to celebrate all the great things that are happening across the region helping nature and wildlife thrive,” says Anna Parkin, from Kids Plant Trees, who are part of Nature Recovery Sheffield.

“From the big wins, like hedgehog highways, to little things like sowing wildflower seeds for pollinators or taking part in #NoMowMay, all actions for nature add up to make a difference. If you’re doing something big or small, we want to hear from you. We hope by sharing your achievements and success stories, it will inspire and encourage even more people to do more for nature in Sheffield, Rotherham and beyond.”

You can take part by emailing naturesheffield@wildsheffield.com with your favourite nature project or by filling in this form.https://bit.ly/3PqU2Gx. You can also share your pictures and updates on social media by using the hashtag #NatureHeroes.

Anniversary campaign

The Nature Heroes campaign marks one year since Nature Recovery Sheffield declared a nature emergency for the city on May 21st, 2021. More than 1,200 individuals and organisations declared on the day. 

Megan Carroll, from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, who are part of both Nature Recovery groups in Sheffield and Rotherham says: “In the past year, we’ve liaised with all our supporters to get their input for a nature recovery plan. We’ve seen Sheffield City Council declare a nature emergency. We’ve also declared a nature emergency for Rotherham, with more than 400 organisations and individuals taking part.”

“The call for Nature Heroes is about sharing good practice from our communities to galvanise and encourage more people to think about what they can do to stop nature’s decline in our region.”