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Look whoo's moving in: barn owl group install 400th nestbox

A leading wildlife group is celebrating after reaching a major milestone in the number of nest boxes installed across the county. Staffordshire Barn Owl Action Group (BOAG), who are based at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's HQ near Rugeley, have installed their 400th nest box box at a site in Ipstones near Leek funded by the Churnet Valley Community Grants Scheme.

Cycling moves up a gear in Staffordshire

Local people are being given the opportunity to view exciting plans to develop new cycle paths linking Staffordshire with the Peak District national park along one of the our historic waterways. The project will see the creation of four new cycle ways directly into the national park from the surrounding urban areas and is expected to benefit around 3.5 million people.

Wildlife From Your Doorstep challenge - January 2014

How many bird and animal species can you see on foot from your home in January? The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership's “Wildlife From Your Doorstep” project is challenging people who live in and around the Churnet Valley and Weaver Hills area to spot as many species of bird, mammal (not farm or domestic animals) by walking from their own house or place of work during the month of January 2014.

Many hands help clearance at Alton Millrace

On the first Wednesday in November, ten of the Practical Projects Volunteers from the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership joined forces with members of the Alton Towers Gardens and Woodland Team to help clear the Millrace in Alton. The removal of some trees, brash and litter exposed the previously hidden stone structure which in days gone by formed the Millrace- the channel which conducted the water to the old mill’s water wheel.