Current Projects

Please find information about some of the exciting projects Tees Valley Wildlife Trust are delivering at the moment:

Wildlife for Wellbeing

Nature helps us feel healthier and happier! Daily contact with nature is linked with better health, less stress and improved concentration, whether it’s stretching your legs in your local park, listening to birds in your garden, or visiting a nature reserve. Explore our Five Ways to Wild Wellbeing pages for inspiration, ideas and practical activities…

Nextdoor Nature

Each of us can help make a difference to nature. Small actions can add up to big changes. Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work! Thanks to £5 million funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nextdoor Nature will provide people with the advice and support they…

A midwinter nature challenge

12 Days Wild is our festive nature challenge, encouraging you to do one wild thing a day from the 25th December to the 5th January each year. In those weird days between Christmas and New Year, winter wildlife is just waiting to be explored! Your wild acts could be little things to help nature – like recycling your Christmas tree or feeding the birds – or ways…
beach litter clean

Wilder Coast Project

We are asking people to take simple actions to help coastal and marine wildlife Will YOU join the Wild Coast Team?

Climate Action Middlesbrough

The Climate Action Middlesbrough project is funded by the National Lottery through the Climate Action Fund and is made up of multiple partner organisations working together to reduce the town’s carbon footprint and inspire changes in individuals, communities and organisations. The partnership includes Middlesbrough Environment City, Actes, Linx Youth Project, The Other Perspective, Thirteen Group,…

Barn Owl Nest Box Network

Barn Owl Calendars 2023 A perfect gift for Christmas!  Purchase our barn owl calendar and support our owl conservation work using the donate button at the bottom of the page and pay by PayPal or card.  Each month has a stunning barn owl photograph by Skelton wildlife photographer Peter Gill.  Calendars are £7.00 (£5.00 plus…

One Planet Pioneers

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust (TVWT) is one of four partners delivering the Our Bright Future ‘One Planet Pioneers’ project. Our Bright Future has over 30 organisations who are using £33 million funding from the National Lottery through the Community Fund to help young people step up and create what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet,…

Wilder Community Green Spaces

To order and pay by Paypal or Credit Card. Use the Donate button above to either donate by Pay Pal or pay by Credit Card and include “Wilder Community Green Spaces” in “Add special instructions to the seller” and don’t forget to tick the box “Share your mailing address with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust” so…
Water vole feeding on grass

Naturally Native

Naturally Native will stop the decline of our native water voles in the North East of England and ensure they can, once again, thrive along our rivers, streams and ponds. With thanks to players of the National Lottery, Durham, Northumberland and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts are working together to prevent the loss of one of…

Help us to restore 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030

Our natural world is in trouble This is no secret. Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate – some are calling it the next mass extinction – and the threat of climate catastrophe is a constant worry. We live in a time of emergency. There is still hope – we can tackle both of these critical issues – but we have to act now. Time…
Volunteers on bench

Nature-based Interventions for Good Health

In 2012 the Trust conducted an evaluation of our Inclusive Volunteering Project which has worked since 2006 to improve people’s health and well-being through volunteering for nature. We wanted to show that quite simply, ‘green is good for everyone’ but also how it is good for everyone. Our projects connect people with their local environment…

Tees Valley Nature Partnership

We are the local Nature Partnership for the Tees Valley, designated by the Secretary of State. With over 40 organisations, we work together to support nature so it can support us.

Living Seas

Around half the UK’s wildlife lives in the sea – from microscopic plankton to mighty whales. But our seas are under pressure from all sides.  A sustainable society and economy needs productive and healthy seas. Yet for many years pollution, unsustainable development and the way we fish have damaged and depleted our seas. Our vision is for…
People in park

Sensing the Wild – connecting visually impaired people to nature

Update – The ‘Sensing The Wild’ (STW) project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and they have produced a podcast to help people with sight loss to stay connected to our green spaces at home by listening to talks and sounds from their local parks and woodlands.Produced by Leigh Nicholson Project Coordinator ‘Sensing the…

Wildlife Gardening

Let’s invite wildlife back The Wildlife Trusts and the RHS set up Wild About Gardens to celebrate wildlife gardening and to encourage people to use their gardens to take action to help support nature. Many of our common garden visitors – including hedgehogs, house sparrows and starlings – are increasingly under threat. But together we can make a difference.…

Tees Valley Geology

Conservation of the geological interest of the Tees Valley as well as its wildlife interest has always been a concern of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and is included in the organisation’s objectives registered with the Charity Commission. Some ten years ago the Trust established the Tees Valley RIGS Group to carry out a geological…
Garden

Growing Wild Garden

As part of the Growing Food for the Future Project the Trust working with Martin Allen decided to completely revamp the schools garden here at Margrove Heritage Centre. The brief given to Martin was to create to create an edible and wildlife garden packed full with inspiration on new, easy ways to grow fruit and…