Member Groups

Backwell Environment Trust (BET)

Based in the village of Backwell BET manage their own reserves situated on both sides of Cheston Combe Road on Backwell Hill.

Nailsea Environment & Wildlife Trust (NEWT)

NEWT own and manage a wetland site on the edge of Tickenham and Nailsea Moors called Moorend Spout which boasts many rare wetland plants as well as a good variety of wildlife.

Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG)

Covering the villages of Congresbury and Yatton YACWAG now have eleven reserves from Congresbury over to Yatton Village boundary on Kenn Moor. The group also helps manages other sites for wildlife such as the village church yard and Cadbury Hill

Stockway North Nature Reserve (SNNR)

A former snadstone quarry in the heart of Nailsea, Stockway North is 3/4 of an acre and managed by ‘The Friends of Stockway North’ who were winners of ‘Britain in Bloom’ in 2008.

St Georges Flower Bank (StGFB)

A super project set up in 1990 by local residents to protect and enhance road side verges alongside the very busy A369 covering the parishes of Pill and Easton-in-Gordano.

St Georges Flower Bank

Friends of Trendlewood Park (FOTP)

A group of local Nailsea residents who got together and set up to protect Trendlewood Community Park. This is done by managing wildlife habitat, preserving and promoting the unique geology and industrial heritage of the park.

Friends of Trendlewood Park 

Community Pollinators Project (CPP)

A project set up by Nailsea resident Gill Brown to promote importance and decline of pollinators to local residents. Gill is already working with North Somerset Council to create a pollinator friendly garden within Nailsea’s busy high street.

The Community Farm in Chew Magna

A social enterprise with environmental sustainability, community engagement and nature-friendly farming at our heart. Profits from our organic veg box scheme fund learning activities with a focus on organic growing, wildlife conservation and nature connection, for local children, adults and vulnerable people.

Friends of Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve (FPWNR)

A group of local residents and wildlife enthusiasts who have come together to promote and enhance this important gateway reserve, which links the Severn Estuary with the Gordano Valley, and to influence its future by liaising with other stakeholders. To bring wildlife and community closer together the Friends are organising a range of activities and produce a fun and informative newsletter.

Hawk & Owl Trust North Somerset & Bristol Group

The Hawk and Owl Trust is a national wildlife charity dedicated to conserving and raising awareness of wild birds of prey and their habitats through practical conservation, education and research. There are a number of local groups throughout the country. The North Somerset and Bristol Group meet monthly, usually on the third Monday in the month. During the winter, we have a series of talks at The Ship at Portishead and in the summer, evening walks. All are welcome to attend, whether members or not. We make a modest charge but those under 18 are free!

The Friends of Poets' Walk

A small and friendly volunteer group in Clevedon working directly with North Somerset Council to help maintain and improve the wildlife habitats, heritage sites and amenity value of Wain’s Hill and Church Hill (Poets’ Walk Local Nature Reserve).

Friends of Poets’ Walk

Clevedon Woodcutters for Wildlife

An independent wildlife conservation group founded in the 1990s, who maintain and improve woodland, orchard and grassland habitats at various sites in and around Clevedon including Quinney’s Wood, the Community Orchard and Dial Hill.

Clevedon Woodcutters for Wildlife

Wild Portishead

A Community group made up to help protecting, preserving and conserving Portishead’s green spaces. They actively encourage new members and have a thriving community on FaceBook. Do look them up if you live or are interested in conservation issues in Portishead and the surrounding areas.

Portishead Wildlife

Worle Nature Watch

A Community group from Worle near to Weston-super-Mare who have formed to start looking after the green areas in and around Worle. One of the aims is to produce a wildlife profile of the Worle area with a view to preserving what we have and making it even more wildlife friendly. Favourite places include the Spring Lane Ponds, Castle Batch park and the River Banwell. They also record local wildlife and have a thriving online community on FaceBook.

Worle Nature Watch

Wild Weston

Another new community group very much like the two above but looking to cover Weston-super-Mare. their statement online is ” Together we can encourage and conserve the wildlife in beautiful Weston-super-Mare and Worle” Again Wild Weston has a thriving online community on FaceBook

Wild Weston

If you run a local conservation charity or group within North Somerset and would like to be part of North Somerset Nature Net, then please do contact us.

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