Access to Supporting Nature Change and Impact

Friday 19th October 2012

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are pleased to announce that funding has been secured for work to ensure that the legacy of the Black Country Living Landscapes project will live on.

It was always the Wildlife Trust's intention that we would create some sustainable structures for communities to work independently for long term environmental benefits. Access to Nature is a scheme run by Natural England and funded by the Big Lottery Fund and we are delighted that with their help we can now focus on doing this through the following activities:

We are working to

• build the skills of individual community groups to allow them to continue to flourish without our support.

• establish a network of community groups across the Black Country in order to facilitate the sharing of best practice and resources.

• facilitate the engagement of community groups in strategic conservation and help them influence environmental decisions and enable them to engage in partnership working.

We also hope that by doing this we will be able to link the groups in with the work of the Nature Improvement Area to ensure work towards creating a living landscape continues.



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