26th March 2022, 10:00am2:30pm


Naturally Native Young Rangers are a group of young people aged 14 – 18 who want to be part of the recovery of Britain’s fastest declining mammal, the water vole, and secure its future here in the North East.

Each month, we will undertake exciting practical at various locations to help the water vole’s recovery, and will include activities such as scrub clearance, coppicing, wetland management, removing invasive species, wildlife surveys, constructing and installing wildlife monitoring equipment, and much much more!

The sessions are inclusive to all and encourage team working and problem solving. Perfect if you love nature or being outdoors and a great way to achieve your Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir Awards!


What’s happening in March?!

This month we’ll be heading to Burn Wood to coppice small trees along the beckside; remove fallen trees from the beck itself; create new dead-hedges; and plant native oak and sweet chestnut in the woodland. We’ll recap on how to use hand tools safely and efficiently, and we’ll put our new skills and knowledge into action. There will also be plenty of opportunity to chat over hot drinks and biscuits to get to know one-another.

Booking is essential. Please bring a packed lunch, drink and clothes suitable for working outdoors.

This event is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is part of the Naturally Native Project. To find out more about Naturally Native please visithttps://www.teeswildlife.org/what-we-do/current-projects/naturally-native/ or contact [email protected] if you have any questions about our Young Rangers club.


Location and Directions


Burn Wood, Long Newton Lane, Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees TS16 0QQ

Meeting point: Burn Wood, Long Newton Lane, Stockton on Tees, TS16 0QQ