Learn more about the landscape and heritage through walks, talks and other events. Volunteer to help at events, to carry out surveys or practical conservation tasks. Become a champion for the AONB by raising awareness in your own community and by supporting local projects.
Local Wood Fuel Projects
With almost a third of the AONB under woodland cover, the CIC supports the AONB Partnership’s work to see
- more woodlands becoming ‘actively’ managed,
- more community groups confidently engaged in woodland activities, and
- stronger wood fuel supply chains to drive more domestic heat derived from renewable sources
A local community group, the Silverdale and District Wood Bank, was set up in 2014 to carry out woodland management, producing woodfuel and helping people in fuel poverty, while at the same time improving the habitat for some of our amazing wildlife and rare butterflies.
Volunteers gather wood produced following practical conservation management work within the AONB. Members of the group are permitted to take small bundles for use at home, with the remainder being stored in the wood bank until it can be distributed to people in fuel poverty.
- Telephone:01524 761034