About this cause
The 'Keeping It Wild' youth group was established by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s leading volunteer-led environmental charity. Run by local people for the benefit of wildlife. As a charity, we manage 67 nature reserves with several types of wildlife habitat. We aim to inspire teenagers and young adults aged 13-25, to become the next generation of environmental custodians and protect wildlife for the future. We engage the local community through events, education and volunteering opportunities, seeking to ensure our county is a healthy and wildlife-rich place to live. Our activities enable people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in wildlife conservation, improving both their health and well-being through access to nature and green spaces.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The 'Keeping it Wild' group is led by young people keen to find innovative ways to inspire teenagers and young adults to get involved in caring for local wildlife, using creative techniques such as art, crafts, games and digital media. By involving young people, we hope to provide exciting opportunities for volunteering, learning and skill sharing, improving local wildlife sites for everyone.