People & Projects
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.
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.
- Read more: Education
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.
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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.
- Read more: Health in the Forest
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.
- Read more: Arts in the Forest
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.
- Read more: Landshapes
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21 Nov 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC), a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) supported by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has received ringing endorsement in a highly positive government review, published on Thursday 21 November.
11 Nov 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC) is encouraging landowners to look after their woods with the help of a new woodland management programme, including a new grant scheme to help with the work.
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12 Dec 2013
Set on the site of a former colliery, Snibston consists of a multi award-winning interactive museum, ancient scheduled colliery buildings, the Century Theatre and a 64 acre country park and nature reserve. Dogs allowed in the country park only.
13 Dec 2013
Conkers, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences. Explore four discovery zones with interactive exhibits, ride on the Conkachoo train and go wild in the adventure play areas. New bare foot walk and interactive exhibit.
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27 Nov 2013
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
25 Sep 2013
We were out in the woods recently. Some of us get out a lot, and some of us don't. But we escaped the office and met Ian Frogatt of the Woodland Trust to look at how the Trust is looking after Martinshaw Wood, visible from the M1 in Leicestershire.
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