Friends of Tawd Valley

Join in to Help develop the Tawd Valley Park for Fun, Exercise, Wildlife, Fishing, Photography, Art, Heritage, and more.

About Us

Friends of Tawd Valley (FoTV) is a community group ran by volunteers who are passionate about the nature and wildlife they have on their doorstep. The aim of the friends group is to promote and improve the usage of the natural asset of Tawd Valley to support the health and well-being of the community.

Tawd Valley Park

Tawd Valley Park is a hidden jewel in the heart of Skelmersdale and is widely regarded as the green heart of the town. It is a lush wooded valley providing opportunities for both wildlife enthusiasts and those looking for recreational activities to enjoy.

Volunteering

Join in to Help develop the Tawd Valley Park for Fun, Exercise, Wildlife, Fishing, Photography, Art, Heritage, and more.

Litter-picking

Any litter removed from a natural ecosystem helps wildlife and creates a better space for humans too! Counteract litterbugs by being a litter picker. You don’t have to be on an organised litter pick to help, just pick up any rogue litter when you see it and pop it in the bin!

Balsam Bashing

The main method of non-chemical control of balsam, and usually the most appropriate, is pulling or cutting the plants before they flower and set seed. Conservation authorities regularly organise ‘balsam bashing’ work parties to clear the weed from marshland and riverbanks.

Tree Planting

The roots of trees hold the soil in place as it fights erosion that causes landslide. It also absorbs and store rainwater that helps reduce runoff and sediment deposit after the storms. It also helps recharge ground water supply, prevents transport of chemicals into streams as well as prevents flooding.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Saturday saw an astounding turn out of volunteers for our tree planting near to the community fruit orchard. Approximately 280 saplings supplied by The

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Where to begin

Starting back at the beginning of the month, Friends of Tawd Valley joined the entire Douglas Catchment Partnership at the quarterly steering group meeting at

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What’s been happening…

Last Friday saw Team Tawd and Ranger Chris shift all the hay bales from Summer Street Wildflower Meadow, then they conducted a litter picking session.