As 2020 draws to a close we wanted to reflect on some of the things that Wildscapes CIC has achieved throughout this crazy year!
In March, along with many other organisations, we were sadly faced with the issue of not being able to continue with our work but still had staff and bills to pay. With the support of our parent company, the Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust we made it through the summer, adapting our services and focusing on what we could do.
Since then we’ve completed a large boardwalk and bird hide on a nature reserve, installed more than 3km of fencing, conducted over 100 bat surveys and created several outdoor classrooms amongst many other projects. We became a CIEEM Registered Practice, gave five radio interviews, had our advice on dealing with Japanese knotweed published over 150 times, made various internal promotions, recruited more staff and presented the team with new uniforms.
We’re now in the process of planting 33,000 trees in the Peak District, seeking landowners to host over 20 ponds across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and returning to winter moorland work. We’re in a good position and looking forward to what the new year might bring!
From everyone at Wildscapes CIC, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!