The Gatwick Greenspace Partnership (formerly the Horley Crawley Countryside Management Project) is sponsored by a number of local authorities, including Crawley Borough Council as well as Gatwick Airport. Based at Tilgate Park, the Partnership works closely with local authorities, local businesses, private landowners, volunteers, schools and community groups to educate, raise awareness and bring about improvements to the local natural environment.
It is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and has close ties with the Woodland Trust, Surrey Wildlife Trust and other local conservation organizations. One of our main aims is to help develop young peoples’ interest in wildlife via our Nature Tots programme, Wildlife Rangers (for 12 to 16 year olds) and Youth Rangers (for 16 to 24 year olds). We also occasionally host work experience students, mainly in the summer months.
The Gatwick Greenspace Partnership also has a full programme for adult conservation volunteers throughout the year, which covers a wide variety of tasks, including heathland management, coppicing, pond maintenance, wildflower planting and bird and bat box making. In Crawley there is a particular interest in the conservation of its remaining heathland, as it is an important internationally declining habitat.
They also have a volunteer led walking group, which meets at least once a week throughout the year. If you wish to join-in with any of these activities, you can contact the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership directly:
Visit the Gatwick Greenspace website .
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