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.
- Read more: Volunteering
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
The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers have released a newsletter about their work in The National Forest.
- Read more: TCV Newsletter (Nov 2015) (468 kb)
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05 Dec 2016
The inaugural National Forest Woodland Awards were presented by Sir William Worsley, Chair of the National Forest Company, at an event held at Staunton Harold Hall, near Ashby de la Zouch.
01 Nov 2016
As part of The National Forestís 25th anniversary celebrations, the National Forest Company has launched a new walk through some of the most picturesque parts of the Forest on the Derbyshire Staffordshire border.
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10 Dec 2016
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
A day of adventure awaits, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield and have fun in the huge indoor play area.
17 Dec 2016
A multi-awarded conservation park and visitor attraction in Derbyshire. Easily accessible and free entry and parking offering quality shops, eateries, walks and wildlife against the backdrop of 25 acre lake.
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01 Dec 2016
Carla posts her final blog and reflects on the role so far.
30 Nov 2016
NFC employee, Carla Robinson, continues her volunteering on the National Forest Way.
Find more: Blog