My Wild Newport

Newport is a vibrant, green city with wildlife right on our doorsteps. We want more people to have the opportunity to feel happier and healthier enjoying Newport's green spaces outdoors!

Gwent Wildlife Trust is working with Newport City Council, with funding from NRW, to help people to live healthier and more fulfilled lives though improved access to the outdoors for health and wellbeing. The My Wild Newport project is consolidating and developing urban engagement in Newport City, with the ultimate aim being to bring people closer to nature to improve their wellbeing.

We'd love to hear from any groups or organisations that would like to get involved: whether schools, other NGOs, health providers, local groups or businesses. Together, we want to promote, improve and increase access and use of green spaces in Newport.

If you're interested in having your views heard and getting involved, we've got 3 questions to start you off!

Complete the survey

For more information, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instragram using the #mywildnewport

     

 

Volunteer work tasks

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Litter picking at St. Julian's Park

St. Julian's park was designated a Local Nature Reserve in June 2017 and was chosen for the first My Wild Newport work task.  Snow had fallen across the city so we decided that litter picking was the safest thing to do. Everything that could be recycled was and the rest was collected by Newport City Council. During the litter pick we identified some areas that required work such as invasive plant species that could be removed and footpaths that would benefit from improvement.

   

 

 

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 10am - 2pm - Volunteer Open Day at St. Julian's Park

If you are interested in helping improve the parks and nature reserves of Newport then this project is a good way to get started. If you’ve never volunteered before, not to worry. We will be demonstrating the type of work tasks that My Wild Newport will be carrying out. Feel free to come along and see what we do and if you would like to get involved, we will be recruiting new volunteers.

Meet at the St. Julian's Park car park on Christchurch Road, Newport, NP18 1JJ. 

Drop in any time between 10am and 2pm.

If you have any questions please contact Robert Magee rmagee@gwentwildlife.org 01600 740600