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Get involved in the nation’s biggest, boldest long term environmental venture! Individuals, businesses, local community groups, landowners - your participation can make a real and lasting difference!

There are many opportunities to take an active role in the Forest’s creation. These range from volunteering for practical conservation work, community tree planting projects, maintenance of local woods and marking your place in the Forest with a distinctive arts or heritage feature. Whatever your interest, you can contribute your expertise and energy. Grants are available to support many community activities.

Education

Kids 'ponding'

The environmental education programmes in the Forest are very successful, with over 38,000 children and their teachers last year learning about bugs and bats, tracks and trails and habitats. Planting a tree is a great way to connect with nature and the very different time scale that trees inhabit, as opposed to our hectic lives.

Volunteering

Staff from Johnson Controls Automotive (UK) on a volunteering day

One of the most fantastic things about The National Forest is that people can actually 'get involved' in its creation. This can be through planting a tree, community projects or even becoming a conservation volunteer.


Health

individuals helping to plant trees in The National Forest

The National Forest, provides plenty of opportunities for a huge variety of walks for you to explore and help keep you healthy! The National Forest could be seen as a 'Therapeutic Landscape' helping recovery from physical and mental ill health.

Arts

The stone and metal Village Sculpture at Ravenstone

Celebrate the unique identity of where you live in The National Forest! Find out how we can help you to set up a project to create an inspiring Forest feature.


Landshapes

The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Noon column at Sence Valley, Ibstock

From 2003 to 2006, the National Forest Company's LANDshapes project worked with local people to record and celebrate their culture and heritage of The National Forest. Although the project officially ended in June 2006, the archive and website continue to be accessible.

The Conservation Volunteers

Dry stone wall repairs at Orton on the Hill

The Conservation Volunteers have released a newsletter about their work in The National Forest.



29 Jan 2016

Give the One You Love a Tree this Valentine's Day

Looking for something different to give your loved one this Valentine's Day? Show your love through the beauty, strength and longevity of a tree: give a Plant a Tree in The National Forest.

18 Jan 2016

Primo IT signs up to support The National Forest

The National Forest Company is delighted to welcome local company Primo IT as its newest supporter.

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12 Feb 2016

Brewhouse Arts Centre

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

The Brewhouse Arts Centre has a theatre with a seating capacity of 233 with a range of productions being staged from amateur dramatics to professional productions. There is a range of activities on offer within the centre ranging from Dance to Drama to Visual Arts Workshops. There are also three exhibition spaces offering a variety of work on display.

12 Feb 2016

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Concert and Sport Venue.

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02 Dec 2015

Dedicate a woodland grove

This is a new venture for us: offering the chance for supporters to dedicate a woodland grove in memory of a loved one.

29 May 2015

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration. Now it is time to take the business community on a similar journey, to demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in out natural capital while improving the local economy.

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