It Doesn't Stop Here: Nature
There are lots of ways you can get involved with helping Bristol to be a wildlife-rich environment, from volunteering as a Community Litter Warden to putting out bird seed and planting for bees.
“This isn’t something that we’re just doing for a year. This is about…behavioural change about how we view green spaces.” Matt Collis, Avon Wildlife Trust
So what’s happening?
Avon Wildlife Trust’s My Wild City has a vision to transform our gardens and open spaces into a city-wide nature reserve. Their goal is a network of ‘green highways’ that allow wildlife to move easily around the city and out into the countryside. Your garden, roof terrace or window box could be part of that network. Visit their website and join My Wild City today.
Launched in February 2015, One Tree Per Child aims to plant 36,000 trees – one for every Bristol primary school pupil – in a year. The Council is working with 130 primary schools to give every child the chance to plant a tree. Bristol is the first city in the world to do this. It will give young children a stake in their natural world and the opportunity to grow free food. 15,000 trees have already been planted.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, Avonside branch, has set up a Community Litter Warden Scheme in Bristol to help reduce litter in public places. Get involved as a Community Litter Warden volunteer – either as part of a neighbourhood partnership or community group, or as a committed individual.
Go to the Bristol 2015 directory to discover the many other Bristol organisations helping to improve our relationship with the natural world.