Reaching Out for Wildlife was an initiative run by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust between 2007-2010 (supported by the Big Lottery Fund). Its aim was to assist and help establish local community groups for the purpose of community-led gardening, growing and wildlife conservation. The initiative was a huge success and resulted in a wide variety of local projects being established, ranging from ‘green gardening’ groups and ‘eco clubs’ for children, to community-led land reclamation, nature recording and activities led by people with learning difficulties.
Countryscape designed a logo to help publicise Lightshaw Meadows, a public green space in Wigan (Lancashire). The site is managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Red Rose Forest, with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Environment Agency.
Countryscape produced a range of materials to assist the canvassing of Lancashire Wildlife Trust members for ideas about widening the types of communities who volunteer with the Trust, and to target those that have been under-represented in the past (e.g. minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities, unemployed people and youth groups).