Member Groups and links to their own websites
Backwell Environment Trust (BET)
Based in the village of Backwell BET manage their own reserves situated on both sides of Cheston Combe Road on Backwell Hill.
Nailsea Environment & Wildlife Trust (NEWT)
Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group (YACWAG)
Covering the villages of Congresbury and Yatton YACWAG now have eleven reserves from Congresbury over to Yatton Village boundary on Kenn Moor. The group also helps manages other sites for wildlife such as the village church yard and Cadbury Hill
Stockway North Nature Reserve (SNNR)
A former snadstone quarry in the heart of Nailsea, Stockway North is 3/4 of an acre and managed by 'The Friends of Stockway North' who were winners of 'Britain in Bloom' in 2008.
St Georges Flower Bank (StGFB)
A super project set up in 1990 by local residents to protect and enhance road side verges alongside the very busy A369 covering the parishes of Pill and Easton-in-Gordano.
Friends of Trendlewood Park (FOTP)
A group of local Nailsea residents who got together and set up to protect Trendlewood Community Park. This is done by managing wildlife habitat, preserving and promoting the unique geology and industrial heritage of the park.
Community Pollinators Project (CPP)
A project set up by Nailsea resident Gill Brown to promote importance and decline of pollinators to local residents. Gill is already working with North Somerset Council to create a pollinator friendly garden within Nailsea's busy high street.
The Community Farm in Chew Magna
A social enterprise with environmental sustainability, community engagement and nature-friendly farming at our heart. Profits from our organic veg box scheme fund learning activities with a focus on organic growing, wildlife conservation and nature connection, for local children, adults and vulnerable people.
Friends of Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve (FPWNR)
A group of local residents and wildlife enthusiasts who have come together to promote and enhance this important gateway reserve, which links the Severn Estuary with the Gordano Valley, and to influence its future by liaising with other stakeholders. To bring wildlife and community closer together the Friends are organising a range of activities and produce a fun and informative newsletter.
Hawk & Owl Trust North Somerset & Bristol Group
The Hawk and Owl Trust is a national wildlife charity dedicated to conserving and raising awareness of wild birds of prey and their habitats through practical conservation, education and research. There are a number of local groups throughout the country. The North Somerset and Bristol Group meet monthly, usually on the third Monday in the month. During the winter, we have a series of talks at The Ship at Portishead and in the summer, evening walks. All are welcome to attend, whether members or not. We make a modest charge but those under 18 are free!
Other supporting groups
Somerset Wildlife Photography
Supporting local conservation and recording local wildlife
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
North Somerset Butterfly House
A place to see and learn about butterflies from across the world. Promotors of butterfly conservation within North Somerset
Based in Cheddar, North Somerset Prickles give expert advice about hedgehogs. They also provide a rescue and re-homing service
Somerset Wildlife Products
Wildlife services and products based in North Somerset.