photograph by Kev Howard, Petrified Forest Redcar
The Redcar Wildlife Project will bring physical improvements to brownfield and greenfield land in the shadow of the heavy industry of the area. Increasing access to, and learning about, the landscape and its heritage.
The Redcar Wildlife project improves habitats for wildlife as well as promoting and improving accessibility and understanding of the area. This leads to an improved ecological value and a set change in people’s perceptions that the area is not a mono culture, which in turn will lead to increased patronage and economic spend in the area.
The project positively promote and integrate the communities of Redcar, Warrenby and South Bank with the Teesdale Way through; improved access, interpretation and viewing areas.
A significant proportion of the works are being undertaken in partnership with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, by a team of apprentices as a means of upskilling local people and improving their job opportunities.