Trafford Wildlife

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About Us

Trafford Wildlife is the latest evolution of a group of volunteers that have actively supported improvement to wildlife reserves in the Trafford area since the 1970's.  We run a number of practical tasks throughout the year together with talks and walks, mostly with other wildlife supporter groups in the Trafford area. Our aim is to carry out and promote practical conservation in the local area.

About Us



Dr Jennifer Wood

TW Chairperson

I graduated from Salford University in 2006 with a degree in Wildlife and Practical Conservation .I became involved in the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and l served as a Trustee for 3 years. I have been involved with conservation in Trafford for many years and believe conservation is particularly precious in urban areas so that people can engage with green areas in their own neighbourhood.

David Reeves

TW Task Co-ordinator, Treasurer & Task Leader

I have been actively working on nature conservation in Trafford for 25 years. I am a volunteer and member of several local organisations, including the National Trust, Cheshire Wildlife Trust North Group and Altrincham Naturalists, as well as Trafford Wildlife. I co-ordinate the conservation work across the reserves looked after by Trafford Wildlife.

Geoff Densham

TW Secretary & Task Leader

I've been volunteering with nature conservation organisations for much of my life and I'm a strong believer that our limited nature areas in Trafford need protecting and nurturing. Volunteering on Nature reserves is enjoyable and beneficial to mental health.

SAP Sarah Green

SAP Chairperson & Technical sub-group

SAP Hazel Powell

SAP Secretary

SAP Melanie Foster

SAP Treasurer & Fundraising

SAP Geoff Densham

SAP Vice-chairperson & Website editor

I've volunteered for nature conservation work for much of my life, more recently in some of the more rural areas around South Manchester. I frequently passed Acre Park aka (Brooklands Rest Gardens) and feel that this area could be improved for the benefit of wildlife. Improved biodiversity will also provide a sensory benefit to those using or walking past the park.

SAP Fianna Hornby

SAP Social Media

I live in Sale and am delighted to see Acre Park being rejuvenated. I volunteer at lots of different places and run a corporate volunteering programme at my place of work, where we have now managed to get 50% of all our staff to volunteer.

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Bird Haunts and Nature Memories (of Carrington Moss) by T A Coward

Memories of a Cheshire Moor. First edition printed in 1922.

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Wartime history of Sinderland area

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What other Nature related groups are there in the Trafford area?

We have partnered with (or our members have partnered) with the following:
Altrincham and District Natural History Society (AltNats) 
City of Trees (CoT)
Friends of Bowdon Bollin (FoBB)
Friends of Bridgewater Canal (FoBC)
Friends of Carrington Moss (FoCM) and Ecology Subgroup
National Trust Dunham Massey
Sale and Altrincham Conservation Volunteers (SACV)
Sale Wombles
Save Flixton Green Belt

What minimum age limits apply to volunteers on TW tasks?

This depends on the time of year, the nature of the task and the site.  As a general rule the minimum age is 16 and everyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Most tasks involve getting wet & muddy. There may be TW tasks where under 16's may be able join.  For a specific event please email a question through the 'Join Us' page.

I'd like to make a financial donation to Trafford Wildlife or to Supporters of Acre Park to support the groups' work on behalf of local wildlife. How do I do this?

Please contact us through the 'Join us' page and we will provide our account details.  Regular donations enable us to better plan our expenditure but one off donations are just as welcome.

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