Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust has worked for more than 30 years to protect wildlife and wild places, and educate, influence and empower people. Tees Valley Wildlife Trust manages 13 Nature Reserves and help others to manage their countryside sites.

Objective 5 (Theme 3)

Establish audit

  • Tees Valley Geodiversity Action Plan
    Forming the building blocks of the GAP, Tees Valley RIGS Group and TVWT conducted a year-long survey of all geological and geomorphological exposures in the Tees Valley, with the help of the Tees Valley RIGS Group volunteers. Nearly all exposures have been logged and compiled on the GAP Database, which illustrates where people can go to access the geology of the Tees Valley and also explains what they are observing. For each audited site, the database provides basic site details and a description of the geodiversity resource, a location map, a photographic record of the features of interest, and a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the site in terms of ‘access and safety’, ‘education and science’, and ‘geodiversity value’.

Objective 9 (Theme 5)

Make relevant to the wider world

  • River Tees Natural Heritage Project
    This is a 2 year project made possible with a £50,000 award through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project aims to inform local people of the rich industrial, geological and natural heritage of the River Tees and the surrounding area. The history of this area is explained through many guided walks and events run by the River Tees Natural Heritage Officer. The walks take place most weeks and cover all aspects of the heritage of the River Tees.

Objective 11 (Theme 5)

Create resources to help integrate geodiversity into learning

  • Educational Materials
    Education sessions are being offered to involve local schools and raise geological awareness at the grass roots.

Objective 14 (Theme 6)

Encourage working together

  • Tees Valley Geodiversity Action Plan
    Forming the building blocks of the GAP, Tees Valley RIGS Group and TVWT conducted a year-long survey of all geological and geomorphological exposures in the Tees Valley, with the help of the Tees Valley RIGS Group volunteers. Nearly all exposures have been logged and compiled on the GAP Database, which illustrates where people can go to access the geology of the Tees Valley and also explains what they are observing. For each audited site, the database provides basic site details and a description of the geodiversity resource, a location map, a photographic record of the features of interest, and a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the site in terms of ‘access and safety’, ‘education and science’, and ‘geodiversity value’.