Rewilding usually refers to the large-scale restoration of landscapes and ecosystems. It allows nature to look after itself and helps to protect all of the good things that nature provides us with – clean air and water, carbon storage, flood control and amazing experience
- Rewilding is… a richer diversity of plant and animal species
- Rewilding is… greenspaces that work for people and for wildlife
- Rewilding is… clean air and water, natural flood management, carbon storage
What is Community Rewilding?
TCV’s Community Rewilding project brings the ideas and principles of rewilding to urban environments and communities. It applies them to small scale greenspaces such as public parks, school grounds, vacant and derelict land and gardens.
As well as rewilding places the Community rewilding project aims to rewild people too! People are becoming less and less connected to nature and their local natural heritage so the project aims to get as many people as possible outdoors, exploring, trying new things and appreciating the natural environment all around them.
The Community rewilding project will deliver numerous benefits for people, communities and natural heritage.
Why get involved?
- Health – getting involved in practical work will result in physical exercise and increase your fitness. Being outdoors in nature is good for your mental health.
- Social – meet likeminded people in your community.
- Community – make a difference to your local area. Create places for you and your community to use and enjoy.
- Environment – Help the plants and animals on your doorstep to thrive.
- Skills and training – learn new skills and gain experience that could help you in the future.
- Fun! – It’s not all about hard work, come out and enjoy yourself!