People are increasingly disconnected from nature and suffering because of it. In our 2030 strategy we want to tackle this problem head-on by getting 1 in 4 people taking action for nature. Wild Stockport will be one of Cheshire Wildlife Trust's first projects working in an urban environment and is one way we hope to deliver this ambition to address nature disconnect across society.
The project is funded by the Green Challenge Recovery Fund. It is one of twelve projects comprising the Greater Manchester Environmental Fund’s – Realising Greater Manchester’s Environmental Ambition Project which is being managed by Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Wild Stockport aims to reconnect people with the urban wildlife living right on their doorstep - something which coronavirus has evidenced as incredibly important.
Wild Stockport Project Officer Rachael Nellist says “Myself and the two Wild Stockport trainees, Eve and Naomi are really excited to help make Stockport more wildlife friendly.
We hope to get as many Stockport residents involved as possible. Small simple actions like planting flowers, creating a hedgehog hole in your fence or putting up a bird box can really help to support local wildlife.”
Together we can create a nature-rich city that puts wildlife right on our doorsteps, giving everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife every day. Our focus for the year will be working with communities, schools, and businesses to bring awareness of, and improve habitats for hedgehogs, pollinating insects, and swifts.
We will do this through a number of free community events, talks, workshops and activities. If you are a Stockport resident, business or school then please get in touch to find out more about the project!