About us

our aims

To INCREASE BIODIVERSITY within Wirksworth and the surrounding area by

  • Planting native wildflowers and trees on community land and roadside verges
  • Creating wild spaces to encourage native wildlife to the area
  • Providing green corridors to assist nature to thrive and recolonise the area
  • Encouraging landowners to provide land for wilding and assist with the process
  • encouraging and helping people to grow and plant more native plant and appropriate tree species in their gardens, thereby increasing biodiversity within the town and adding to the wildlife and insect habitats in and around the town

ENGAGE with partner organisations to achieve the group’s aims

Share ideas and EXPERTISE with partners and members

UTILISE the skills of members to further the aims of the group and increase its profile

EDUCATE the local community on the need for practical action on matters concerning biodiversity and climate change by, for example:

  • Leaflet drops
  • Press coverage
  • Talks
  • Guided Walks
  • Family Activity Sessions

ENCOURAGE schools to join in activities aimed at increasing natural habitat and teaching RESPECT for the natural world by, for example:

  • Offering guidance on recycling and sustainable gardening
  • Litter Picks – with H&S assessment
  • Offering incentives for removing litter – and recycling it where practical – from community spaces
  • Specific projects and one-off workshops

SUPPORT families and the local community by providing practical help to maintain a healthy environment and encourage wildlife to gardens and communal spaces in the area

RECORD the success of the group by engaging in surveys to monitor wildlife activity in the area

ADHERE to Health and Safety regulations in all that we do and ensure that participants are aware of these at all times

REVIEW these aims annually at the group AGM