The Tees Valley has some great places for wildlife in the most unexpected places. Parks, woodlands, beck valleys, cemeteries, meadows and lakes that form a green network of sites that are vital for wildlife and the quality of our lives, for all of us who live or work in the Tees Valley.
Throughout the Tees Valley there are “Friends of” groups who are busy caring for their local green parks and green places, usually in partnership with their local council.
These groups vary in the size and what they do but they all share a common goal of improving their local site for wildlife and for people to visit and enjoy.
Most groups have regular work parties, events, meetings and social activities as well as raising money for projects. Some groups have websites or Facebook pages, others are more informal
All of the groups welcome new members and volunteers. For most groups membership is free and it a great way to learn about local wildlife, do something positivity for your area and meet new people in your community.
The Tees Valley Wild Green Places Project is working to support Friends of Groups and volunteers through small scale biodiversity projects, running events, providing training, information and ecological advice and facilitating networking between groups.
To find out what groups and activities follow the links on the menu to the right. If you are on Facebook follow us and the posts will keep you up to date with activities that you can join in with.
If your local green place doesn’t have a friends group and you would like to start one, we and the network of Friends group can help and support you, just get in touch with the Tees Valley Wild Green Places team.