Current Projects

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

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…
beach litter clean

Wild Coast Project

Our website is being redeveloped at the moment. Please keep calling back. Will you join the #WildCoastTeam ? We need as many people as possible to take action for coastal wildlife

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,…

TV Wild Green Places

The Tees Valley Wild Green Places Project is a five year project, led by the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and others. Our project partners are the five Tees Valley local authorities, Cleveland College of Art and Design, Askam Bryan College and ERIC (Environmental Records Information Centre- North…
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.
Volunteer group

Life Skills – Your Way to Wellbeing

Workshops and Volunteering for Well-being Life Skills is a three-year project funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund. The project has delivered 11 programmes of nature-based activities, conservation volunteering, crafts and skills workshops between 2019 and 2022 for 150 people in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton-on-Tees. The programmes consist of 12 sessions (once a week…

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…

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.…
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…

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…