PROJECT WILD THING
Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature. The film is an ambitious, feature-length documentary that takes a funny and revealing look at a complex issue, the increasingly disparate connection between children and nature. Check out the website >>
There are many people who help Park Wood in various ways that that go unnoticed - Friends of Park Wood would like to say a big thank you to our 'Invisible Friends'!
SKIPTON GRASSROOTS GRANTS
Friends of Park Wood have made it to the final stages of getting a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society. We need to get as many votes as possible to be able to win the money for our group. No signing up required - just a click!
The funding would allow us to purchase equipment that we are currently lacking, helping us to maintain and conserve the natural woodland. This equipment will help with litter picking, sawing and lopping which all help to improve the overall beauty of the woods.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE >>
We need you to help us win, so please help by voting and spreading the word!
ANCIENT TREE HUNT
Find out all about the Ancient Tree Hunt from the Woodland Trust.
Ancient trees are living relics of incredible age that inspire in us feelings of awe and mystery. They have helped shape our history, and will help shape our future if we let them.
The Ancient Tree Hunt (ATH) is a living database of ancient trees. There are still lots of amazing ancient trees still to be discovered and recorded as they can be found anywhere and everywhere. If you find a tree that is not on the map then please add it and upload an image as well. The growing database will give a much better understanding of the number of ancient trees across the UK. Recording them is the first step towards cherishing and caring for them.
Click here to find out more >>
LAUNCH EVENT A SUCCESS
Our woodland launch event was held on Saturday 6th June, we had a glorious sunny day to enjoy our activities, celebrations and tea & cake!
Activities involved a campfire singing workshop, led by Emma Baylin from Shared Harmonies. We all took part in learning and singing a beautiful fire song and a rainforest song. Many joined in and it was a wonderful way to meet each other and enjoy being in the woodland.
We also had a guided walk, led by our Chairman, Eric Yaffey who has extensive woodland and conservation experience.
We met some new people and made some new Friends along the way.
WORK FINISHED ON WALL REPAIR
Friends of Park Wood have helped to organise the repair of the dry stone wall between Park Wood (the woodland) and Long Lee Primary School.
The work was carried out by The Conservation Volunteers on 25, 26 and 27 June.
Funding for this project - £1000 - has been received through District (Ward) Councillors from Community Clean Up funding available to us for environmental improvement. Friends of Park Wood are very grateful to District Councillors and the Area Committee for this support!
The Conservation Volunteers has been chosen to do the work because of the reliability of their service and their ethos using volunteers who they train-up 'on the job'.
LAUNCH EVENT: GUIDED WALK CAMPFIRE SINGING & CAKE!
We will be having a summer launch event in the wood on Saturday 6th July - 2- 5pm.
There will be a guided walk, a campfire singing workshop with marshmallows and tea & cake for all!
People can drop in and out in the afternoon between 2 and 5pm. The event will take place in the middle of the wood - follow the signs on the day. Entrances to Park Wood can be found on Kendal St and Delph Croft View. Click here to see the poster >>
Friends of Park Wood in T&A
Friends of Park Wood had an article featured on us about our last Task Group meet up and Launch Event that will be happening in July. See the article here: Telegraph & Argus article on FOPW >>
Keighley Town Council have kindly given Friends of Park Wood funding to spend on repairing the dry stone walling in the wood.
Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.
Park Wood is right in the middle of the Keighley Valley Big Local area, Friends of Park Wood will be attending Big Local meetings to share in the conversation about how the money can be spent.
Click here to find out more on Big Local Keighley >>