Making Space for Wildlife and People in Environment Month

This is the month to get out and about volunteering in the fresh air, countryside and green spaces in your communities. Get involved in May’s events and be inspired to improve the environment on your doorstep. It could be in your local park, a nature reserve or woods, but whatever you’ll be doing you’ll be making a real impact in helping conserve the environment.

Leading environmental conservation organisation BTCV is working with partners CSV Environment, English Nature, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, RSPB, GreenSpace, National Trust, Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, The Wildlife Trusts and The Tree Council to draft a month-long ‘green-fest’ of activities and events to suit everyone, regardless of ability and previous experience. Bookmark this page and get the latest news as the plans develop.

Walk in the Woods

The Tree Council and its members are organising hundreds of Walk in the Woods events for young people and adults, with activities such as guided walks, open days and picnics, to enable everyone to have a better understanding of the nation's rich heritage of trees. More details at

Humberhead Peatlands, South Yorkshire

Celebrate May Day on 1 May by volunteering with BTCV and English Nature on one of the country’s richest and rarest wildlife sites, the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve. No experience necessary, and BTCV will make sure you have all the right tools and equipment, and know how to use them safely.

Celebrating Pond Wardens

Come along to Testwood Lakes near Southampton on 20 May where BTCV and Southern Water will be celebrating the recruitment of the 500th Pond Warden. Find out what it takes to be a Pond or Tree Warden, or Compost Advisor!

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