Please see here for information on how you can help to pass on a restored, well-connected wetlands to the next generation of people living in the Strettons.
The new Dipper project was approved at the APM. Please report any sightings of dippers to Leo Smith. You can download the project information leaflet here (PDF) [updated 10 April 2020].
While it is crucial that everyone continues to comply with the lockdown restrictions, if you see or hear any curlew, either while at home or during your daily exercise, please report details to Leo Smith – details here (PDF).
Who we are & What we do
The Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group (SACWG) is a small and friendly group of about 90 locals. We have been active since 2012 helping to record and conserve wildlife in and around the around the Strettons area – see the map below showing the area we cover.
The main work of the group is surveying locally threatened species and habitats. The results of the studies are provided to important bodies such as Shropshire Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, Natural England, and Shropshire Council to help them in their conservation efforts. We publish an annual report on our activities, issues of which are available for download here.
If you would like to get involved, either to share your local wildlife knowledge or to gain new knowledge, you are welcome to join us. Interest and enthusiasm are more important than in-depth knowledge as we have support from professional ecologists and local species experts, and training is available. If you are interested, please get in touch with the Secretary at SACWG@shropscwgs.org.uk.
You can download a copy of the SACWG constitution here.
For more information on the Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group, contact:
Steve Butler (Chair): (01694) 723 514 or SACWG_Chair@shropscwgs.org.uk
Heather Hathaway (Secretary): (01694) 722 537 or SACWG@shropscwgs.org.uk
For issues relating to this website, contact:
John Baines (Web Maintenance): SACWG_WebAdmin@shropscwgs.org.uk
Annual Public Meeting
The 2019 Annual Public Meeting was held on 28 March 2018 at the All Stretton Village Hall. The minutes are available here.
Please note, all SACWG surveys have been suspended until the national lockdown ends.
Dormice in the Strettons
This link is currently inactive as this project is in the planning phase.
Future Survey Activities
Repeating surveys annually is far more valuable than continually changing activities, as this helps to monitor species and indicate if populations are increasing or decreasing. However, new surveys can be adopted if there is sufficient interest from the membership and someone to lead the activity.
All members are invited to propose new surveys prior to the Annual Public Meeting. There will be an opportunity at the annual meeting to present potential new surveys to the group. Popular new survey activities can be adopted at this stage.
Common Snipe (Photo: John Harding)
These are currently neither active nor are they accepting casual observations. It is likely that some may be re-activated in the future as long-term (but not necessarily annual) observations are critical to monitoring changes in wildlife.
Photo: Caroline Uff
Activities & Achievements
The SACWG Annual Report summarises the activities of the Group, with particular emphasis on the achievements of each of our surveys. To read the Annual Reports (in PDF format), please click on the appropriate box below.
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