Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish. Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are offering advice and support to people and businesses on the Isles of Scilly who want to help nature.

Whether you live on Scilly, manage land or a farm, run a business, are a seasonal worker, go to school here or enjoy visiting our islands, we can help you be a Wildlife Hero who champions nature and helps wildlife to thrive. 

We are facing a crisis. We cannot make lasting change on our own, we need our help from our community. We want to create a place where people and nature can both thrive. We want to use and develop people’s skills, local knowledge and experience and work together to make a positive change.

Personal actions are at the heart of making positive changes for nature. Every individual and every action counts, from popping up a window box to carrying out a mini beach clean, campaigning with your classmates to adding a pond to your garden or a community space.

Here are some of the ways that you can get involved:

  • Get your class, school or another group of young people involved in campaigning or projects.
  • If you're a teacher or parent, find out how to make nature part of childhood and teaching.
  • Learn about making your business more nature-friendly or connect your staff with local wildlife.
  • Manage your farmland, allotment, garden or greenspaces for wildlife.
  • Start a wildlife community project on your street, in your local area or on your island.

Our Nextdoor Nature Officer, Lydia, would love to hear from you and work with you. Everyone we work with will be different and want to help nature in a different way, so we're tailoring our advice to your needs. We believe that everyone can make a positive difference for nature. It's our role to inspire, empower and enable you to make that difference.

Get involved with Nextdoor Nature by getting in touch with Lydia.

Email [email protected].

Together, we can build a Wilder Future for the Isles of Scilly.

 

Children, school and youth groups

Children have a vital role to play in restoring wildlife and tackling climate change, and we've already seen some amazing examples from Scilly of young people taking the lead for wildlife. We can provide support for youth groups who want to enjoy, learn about and take action for local nature, whether that's through school, groups or just with friends.

Working with businesses

There are lots of ways to make your business more nature-friendly and connect your staff with wildlife. All workplaces can benefit from being a bit more wild, no matter whether you're working on your own or you're a big business with lots of colleagues. Explore our nature reserves with your staff, learning about local wildlife and carrying out practical conservation work; make tweaks to your business to become more environmentally-friendly; or support your local Wildlife Trust as a corporate partner.

Managing land

Farms on Scilly have the potential to teem with wildlife, supporting nesting and wintering birds, pollinating insects, native wildflowers and local mammals. By managing farmland in an environmentally-friendly way, wildlife can thrive and farms can provide healthy, nutritious and sustainable food for our community. Find out how your farm or land can do more for local wildlife.

Community projects

Nextdoor Nature is all about local communities, so you can start by reaching out to neighbours and friends. Maybe you could set up a wildlife gardening group on your street, work with the Council or local landowner to transform a communal greenspace into a nature-friendly area, volunteer together with friends, or work together with local allotments to provide more space for wildlife.

You can find out more about what Nextdoor Nature projects are doing around the UK on the national Wildlife Trusts website.

Nextdoor Nature is bringing communities together to help nature flourish where they live and work! Thanks to £5million funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nextdoor Nature will provide people with the advice and support they need to help nature on their doorstep, and leave a lasting natural legacy in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.