Tag Archives : Devon Wildlife Trust


Volunteers needed for Plymouth’s biggest ever beach clean

Plymouth is looking for volunteers this month to take part in the biggest ever beach clean as part of the city’s ongoing work to tackle plastic pollution and reduce single use plastics. Beach clean organised by a range of community groups take place in Plymouth throughout the year but the UK’s leading marine charity, the […]


Augmented reality creates actual active fun in Plymouth

Families have been having fit and active fun in our green spaces as part of the Active Neighbourhoods project, run by Plymouth City Council and Devon Wildlife Trust. The team hosted three Pokemon safaris over half term in Efford Marsh, Budshead Wood and Central Park, and between them, the families who took part burnt 25, […]


Using nature to keep the grass short

Plymouth’s grass land could be covered in yellow rattle as part of an experiment to use nature to keep the grass short in urban areas. Plymouth City Council and Devon Wildlife Trust have been harvesting yellow rattle seed from Efford Marsh Local Nature Reserve and they plan to use the seed to sow in grasslands […]


Active Neighbourhoods officially launched

People living in Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying nature on their doorstep thanks to a new, three year project that will make five local green spaces better for people and wildlife. The Active Neighbourhoods project was officially launched at the Woods, Waves and Wild Places conference, organised by Plymouth City Council. Present […]


Funding windfall to get people more active

  People living in five areas of Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying the great outdoors on their doorstep, thanks to a new project. Active Neighbourhoods has today been awarded £419,000 from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund to get cracking on a programme of health and community-related activities in and around woods […]