Natureworks

A Green Recovery Challenge Fund Project

‘Natureworks’ at Stanwick Lakes

Our ‘Natureworks’ project celebrates and supports nature, bringing it centre stage at Stanwick Lakes. Over the next year we will be busy boosting the site’s flora and fauna, from water voles to wading birds and reedbeds to riverbanks, through a combination of habitat improvements, natural resilience works and landscape enhancements.

There will be lots of opportunities for local people to get involved, so whether you fancy helping with mammal surveys, or re-wilding your child through our family-friendly activities and events, keep an eye out on Stanwick Lakes website and social media for more information.

In a year where nature has been so vital to us all it feels particularly important to invest the time and money to ensure that our special habitats at Stanwick Lakes continue to be cared for and enhanced.

Find out more

As the project develops, find out more about our habitat improvements that are taking place, community action, nature engagement (including the kingfisher art gallery) and what we are doing to improve our green credentials by following the links.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

“Natureworks” has been made possible thanks to a grant of £128,000 from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, which is being delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency. Rockingham Forest Trust, who manage the Stanwick Lakes nature reserve site, is one of just 68 organisations nationwide to receive money in this first round of funding.

Thanks to Rodger Yexley, Andrew Williams and Keith Yates for the images.