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SACWG Annual Meeting 2021

UPDATE The Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group annual public meeting was held as a virtual event on Thursday 25th February 2021.  The Zoom meeting was recorded so if you missed it, you can watch it online on the Middle Marches Community Land Trust channel on...

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2021 Red Grouse survey recruitment

The 2020 Red Grouse survey was cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.  However, we are planning on the basis that the restrictions will be eased by the beginning of April which will allow a socially-distanced survey to go ahead in 2021.  Obviously...

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Who we are & What we do

About us

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.

Contact Us

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

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Annual Public Meeting

The Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group annual public meeting was held as a virtual event on Thursday 25th February 2021.  The Zoom meeting was recorded so if you missed it, you can watch it online on the Middle Marches Community Land Trust channel on YouTube.

Privacy and GDPR Policy Statements

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Active projects

It was announced on 22nd February that the “Stay At Home” restrictions will be lifted on 29th March.  The situation may change but we are planning on the basis that the 2021 surveys will be able to go ahead from then.

Other projects

Ladybird and Shieldbug Survey

This is an ‘informal’ project, meaning organised survey activities have ceased but we are still accepting casual observations from the public.

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)

Retired Projects

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

Annual Reports

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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