Sutton Nature is the home of Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (SNCV), who are the main nature conservation organisation operating within Sutton and has been working to conserve and maintain Sutton’s many wildlife sites since 1987.
Our main aims are the conservation and improvement of sites of wildlife value in the borough. We carry out practical maintenance and habitat management work throughout the year. These tasks include hedgelaying, coppicing, scrub clearance and fence construction. During the spring and summer, we also carry out ecological surveys and monitoring, recording plants and animals to help inform our management.
The sites that we work on vary in character and size, from small pockets of ‘green space’ to large Local Nature Reserves. Some of these sites have limited public access and so volunteer task days provide excellent opportunities to see some hidden wildlife gems! We are lucky to have a variety of habitats within Sutton, including chalk grassland, woodland and wetlands & ponds, all of which we help to maintain and conserve for wildlife.
Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers is a key partner to the London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Team and our work contributes to helping to improve the overall biodiversity in Sutton and counts towards the targets set out in the Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015.
In all, the SNCV contributes around 700 volunteer days per year to help local wildlife and habitats. If you care about where you live and ensuring that your children have a green environment, rich in wildlife in which to grow and live, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can become involved or have a mooch around this site to find out more.
The ‘Friends of the Ecology Centre’ also work alongside the SNCV to support the activities of the Ecology Centre and promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the Centre. If you want to find out more or how to get involved take a look at their website.