The Mersey Forest supports 10 'Friends of the woodlands' groups across Merseyside and North Cheshire, based in the following areas:
While each group differs, the types of activities they get involved in include practical task days to care for their woodlands, organising events in the woodland (from teddy bears' picnics to plays and concerts) and learning new skills, for example through bird identification courses or wildlife photography workshops.
To find out more about when the groups meet, how to attend their next meeting or event, or what else might be available in other parts of The Mersey Forest area, contact our Community Development Officer, Jo Sayers on 01925 816217 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To give you an idea of the groups' activities, here is a taster of what the Friends of Anderton and Marbury have been up to recently, streamed direct from their blog (click any story to read more):
You might also be interested in our green skills page - complete with free downloadable 'how to' guides on tree planting, pond management and more.