This project aims to create new opportunities for people to engage with their local green spaces and help them to mix with other like-minded people. It will create better green spaces for recreation to improve the health and well-being of individuals within the Mansfield District. Increasing the opportunities for people to work as volunteers within the environmental sector and offer work experience and hold training events which will give people the opportunity to learn about ecology and conservation.
Oak Tree Heath is a rare and fragile piece of beautiful Sherwood heathland hopes to help the people who live around it. Robin Hood would have seen heathland like this, lots of it!!
The wildlife includes bats, birds, insects and fungi plus birch and oak trees, all of which are characteristic of Robin’s Sherwood.
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You can visit the Oak Tree Conservation Group website here… Oak Tree Conservation Group
In 1995, The Sherwood Forest Trust was established to stop this decline, to ensure Sherwood Forest would survive for hundreds more years. We protect and champion that huge area that Sherwood once was, we are its guardians not its owner. We champion the natural environment, champion the cultural heritage and champion the communities of 21st Century Sherwood Forest. The Sherwood Forest Trust are the Robin Hood for today.
Over the centuries our progress as a human society has eroded our precious lands. The once majestic landscape of Sherwood has become fragmented. Our picture shows the extent of this fragmentation, destruction and loss. With progress comes a cost, that cost is the loss of species and habitats, of landscapes, of ways of life and humans becoming disjointed from nature.
We’ve made a massive drive towards our Sherwood Forest vision in our first 20 years, The Sherwood Forest Trust has secured more than £6 million in a range of projects and schemes that have benefitted the environment, heritage and local communities. We have helped stabilise some areas, worked with lots of people across the whole area, and are making a difference. We purposely have a small and dynamic team of passionate staff, so we are lean, this also means we have to work with others to achieve success.
We believe we are making a difference, we believe in people power, in the good in society, and we need your help too!
We’re continuously developing new and exciting projects to recreate new woodland and lowland heathland, whilst finding imaginative solutions to engage and involve more people in the important work we do. Helping improve their quality of life, increase their knowledge and passion for where they live and sharing this passion with those who visit Sherwood Forest. Help us protect it for our children to enjoy, to marvel in its history and heritage.