Past projects

Please find information about our past projects below.

Alum, Alchemy and Ammonites

The East Cleveland landscape was shaped by a unique industrial process that went on here for over 250 years. This area was once the only place in the UK where Alum was produced. Alum is a chemical compound used to fix dyes, and in the preserving of leather and was pivotal in the growth of…

North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2017

The winners of the fifth North East Wildlife Photography Competition were announced recently at the awards ceremony at the Great North Museum and, as with previous years, the panel of judges were left truly amazed. The competition, which attracted over 1600 entries, is organised by Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts, the Natural History…

Bluebell Beck

A fantastic example of the work we do along the becks of Teesside is Bluebell Beck where an off-line storage pond has been created. This purpose of this is to retain water during heavy rainfall to prevent flooding while also creating more wildlife habitat. How Does It Work? When the water rises in the beck,…
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BoroBecks

Middlesbrough Council, the Environment Agency and the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have joined forces to launch the 3-year Boro Becks Project. Funding has been awarded by the Big Lottery as part of the Access to Nature grants programme administered by Natural England. The Boro Becks project is all about getting people involved in the becks…

Growing Food for the Future

Subscribe to our mailing list Tees Valley Wildlife Trust have appointed Richard Perks as the Growing Food for the Future Officer, this a fantastic opportunity for schools in the Tees Valley to get involved with what we are doing. If you already have a growing area or have even just a few pots for some…

Living Waterways

Tees Valley, Durham and Northumberland Wildlife Trusts are all working in partnership with the Environment Agency to deliver the Living Waterways project. Living Waterways aims to reduce Diffuse Pollution in urban areas. Tees Valley Wildlife Trust are doing this through educational work, community days and practical work such as creating ponds and scrapes to help…

Non-Native Invasive Species

When we use the term non native or alien species we refer to any species of plant or animal that was not present naturally within Britain following the sea level rise at the end of the last ice age. At this point Britain became isolated from mainland Europe. As a result, the majority of species…
River Tees Rediscovered

River Tees Rediscovered

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust River Tees Project The River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership covers an area of 140km2 within the Tees Valley, focusing on the river corridor from the coast at Teesmouth to Piercebridge just outside Darlington. A stage two application for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support was successful in June 2014, unlocking £1.9m HLF funding…

Wings of the Tees

Latest news from Sarah Barry We have had some fantastic results from this year’s bird boxes that were erected as part of the Wings of the Tees project. These boxes were erected and maintained, and birds ringed and monitored, by experienced and licensed British Trust for Ornithology and Teesmouth Bird Club volunteers. Out of 14…

Yellow Fish Scheme

This scheme has been created by the Environment Agency in collaboration with Connect Right and has been adopted by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. The Yellow Fish Scheme is a fun and enjoyable way of raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring oil or other waste liquids down storm drains and highway gullies. This involves…
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Cleveland Coast Wildflowers

The Cleveland Coast between South Gare and Cowbar forms and important landscape feature with its range of habitats from sand dunes to spectacular high cliffs. Its wildlife and geological significance is recognised by the designation of the entire coast as either Local Wildlife Sites or Sites of Special Scientific Interest. This summer, with funding from…

Young Persons Guide to Hardwick Dene

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust received £24,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, based in Hardwick Dene Nature Reserve in Stockton on Tees. The project involved young people exploring the wildlife in Hardwick Dene. The young students took part in a variety of environmental work and improvements to the nature reserve. As…

Harrington’s Pond – Young Roots

So where exactly is Harrington’s Pond – a question we have been asked a lot quite recently, even people in Billingham didn’t know where it was! This small pond is situated behind Billingham Town Football Club and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Billingham Youth Council and a number of other groups have been giving it a…

Tees Valley Water Vole Survey 2014

In March the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust along with Tees Valley Local Nature Partnership embarked on an ambitious project to carry out a catchment wide survey to assess the number of water vole (Arvicola amphibious) populations in the region. Many water courses and habitats have changed over the past few years due to flood mitigation, beck…
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National Lottery Heritage Fund

What is the National Lottery? The National Lottery – and with it National Lottery funding for good causes like heritage, arts, sport and charities – was established in 1994. Every ticket sold contributes funds to good causes across the UK. National Lottery funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund is one of The Wildlife Trusts most important…