We’re passionate about making Staffordshire's countryside a better place for everyone to live, work and enjoy.
We want to connect people to the countryside, wherever they live.
Love the countryside? Want to help us make it even better? Find out how.
Want to know about things to see and do in the countryside near you? We can help.
Rewilded golf course and other green spaces are under threat of development
Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
Campaigners want a former golf course to be designated as public open space
Thank you to everyone who came to the poetry reading at the Museum of Cannock Chase yesterday. Copies of the 'In the Sticks' anthology are available from our online shop: https://cpre-staffordshire.onlineweb.shop/Books/cat7198973_4713127.aspx
Spotlight image. ❄🌟
What could be more perfect than a cold, frosty Winter morning? 💚
🥾: Peak District, Staffordshire
The countryside is for everyone. But, historically, many people's stories have gone untold in our collections.
In a new series of weekly blogs, we heard from seven people of colour about their lives and work in the countryside.
To begin: please meet the brilliant @BirdgirlUK.
Applications are now open for our annual Green Schools Trophy. All Staffordshire schools can enter for a chance to win £50 towards their environmental and conservation work and hold the trophy for a year: https://www.cprestaffordshire.org.uk/get-involved/events/green-schools-trophy/
It’s 2022, the climate emergency is raging - but somehow a new coal mine in Cumbria is still on the cards. We have a matter of weeks to act. Will you join me in telling the government to end the era of coal in the UK for good? https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/96953/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter-share-email
Some tips to show our love to the countryside throughout Winter. 💚❄️
Follow the link to discover more ways to help the countryside this Winter: https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/eight-ways-to-help-the-countryside-in-winter/
In just a matter of weeks, the government could give the green light to the #CumbriaCoalMine.
This would destroy precious countryside, and undermines our much needed efforts to tackle climate change 🌍
Join us in saying #NoNewCoal
🚨 BREAKING: New research shows a 1,000% increase in short-term lets nationally between 2015-21, mostly in rural staycation hotspots.
Meanwhile, 176,000 families wait on social housing lists. This is simply not good enough. The government must act now 👇
Winter is a wonderful season to go out and explore. ❄️
Read our top tips for a winter walk to make sure you get the best out of your walk in the colder months. 💚🥾
This is not a replacement for that.
Plant a tree for the Queen's Jubilee. 🌲
Did you know British oak trees support an estimated 2,300 species and a mature tree can absorb up to 150kg of CO2 a year? 🌎
Plant your tree and register it on the QGC map. https://queensgreencanopy.org/map-education-hub/qgc-map/#/ 💚
Growth and conservation are not compatible in their current form. Of course there's a 180 page Habitats Regulations Assessment report linked to this Amazon warehouse development. A report that seeks to show that this project will have no significant impact on nature. 1/n https://twitter.com/ArroJoanne/status/1480156160426758144
The @CPRE Star Count starts 26 February & great way to help review light pollution.
#volunteering #nature #starcount
📸 Spotlight Image. 💚🦌
Starting the weekend with this beautiful moment in Staffordshire's countryside, captured by:
📸 Instagram username: kaz.rae
🥾: Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
Packing your festive decorations away for another year? If you've got a real Christmas tree, remember you don't have to throw it away!
Why not create a log pile for wildlife 🐞, use it for compost or mulch 🌱, #recycle or even #upcycle it ♻️
Wishing everyone a #HappyNewYear!
Love it. 💚
Lets encourage wildlife to grow in our gardens and keep creating more sustainable solutions. 🌍
Hedgerows may support up to 80% of our woodland birds.
In areas with less woodland, many species of birds depend on hedgerows for their survival. 🐦
Another important reason to plant more hedgerows. 🌲
Today is #NationalBirdDay. 🦉💚
Did you know there are 600 recorded species of wild
birds in Great Britain? 🦅
📸: Michael Erwin
🥾: Stone-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Join us at our Poetry of the Countryside event on the 22nd January at 2:30pm. 💚
We'd love to see you there.