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SEAG joins the Naturehood Project from Earthwatch Europe

The first official Red List for UK mammals was released at the end of July 2020 by the British Mammal Society. It highlights 11 native species from a range of habitats that are at risk of extinction. Some readers may be suprised to read that the hedgehog is amongst those species listed as being at risk of extinction.

This prompted SEAG members to really think whether we could do more to help our wildlife and that is when we found out about Naturehood, a community science research project from Earthwatch Europe, working to reverse wildlife decline and supporting nature to flourish all over the country.

By signing up and using the platform to tell Naturehood about the wildlife you see and the actions you take in your own Naturespace, you will be contributing to their scientific research and helping improve the health of our natural spaces.

Not only that, you can use their resources and activities to take positive action for wildlife in your own Naturespace and become part of a like-minded community helping nature thrive.

SEAG have joined and set Shipley Woodside Community Garden as our Naturespace. We have also created a specific group for Shipley, Derbyshire so as well as joining Naturehood and having access to the national live feed, you can also become part of your local group and share your wildlife pictures, videos, posts, events etc in the area. If there isn’t a group for your local area, you can join your closest or create your own group.

SEAG have already completed the baseline survey for the Community Garden and over time will be completing more of the Naturehood surveys to see how our efforts are helping the wildlife.

Michaela Strachan on Naturehood

Naturescape Wildflower Farm visit on 30.07.20

SEAG members enjoyed a visit to Naturescape Wildflower Farm in Langar, Nottingham. Such a beautiful and calming place to visit.

They have a lovely cafe with plenty of outdoor seating and you can purchase seeds and perennials from their shop as well as learn about the wildflowers and the best seeds for your space.

Naturescape guided SEAG on the best seeds for the wildflower meadow at the Community Garden and we would absolutely recommend a visit there.

Categories: SEAG

Save Cotmanhay and Shipley Green Belt – Consultation ends 20 July 2020

We are supporting the Save Cotmanhay and Shipley Green Belt Community Group in their fight to stop Erewash Borough Council’s proposals for our Green Belt land to be used for housing development.

The Council’s consultation on the proposals will close on Monday 20 July 2020. This is not a done deal and if you care about ensuring our precious Green Belt does not disappear and become housing, then please make sure you respond to the consultation raising your objections.

The consultation documents and representation form to use to raise your objections can be found at

For further information on the campaign by Save Cotmanhay and Shipley Green Belt, please go to their Facebook page at

Save Cotmanhay and Shipley Green Belt - Consultation ends 20 July 2020 - SEAG - Shipley Eco-Action Group

Greener Heaner Market Stall

Greener Heaner Market Stall - SEAG - Shipley Eco-Action Group

Bess, Sean and Abid braving the cold this morning supporting Greener Heanor Market, raising awareness re Climate Change, sustainable living & permaculture, all at the same time selling donated items. That makes THREE events by SEAG today and lots of networking opportunities.

Categories: Fundraising

Quiz Night at Shipley Parish Hall

Quiz Night at Shipley Parish Hall - SEAG - Shipley Eco-Action Group

Quiz night at Shipley Parish Hall. Sold out quiz night raising over £400 for Shipley Community Garden. Huge thanks to our Quiz Master giving up his time for us and to our Kay and Graham for their hard work making sure we were all fed!

Categories: Fundraising
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