DerwentWISE is a £2.5 million, 5 year HLF funded project to enhance the natural and cultural heritage within the buffer zone of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The project is a partnership project, headed up by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, but working with a wide variety of partners including Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council, Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, University of Derby, Environment Agency, Fleet Arts, English Heritage and Natural England amongst smaller organisations. The project was formally launched on Saturday 26th April at the Derbyshire Eco Centre.
Debbie is working for Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service (part of Derbyshire County Council) organising conservation and heritage courses, training and teaching on some.
The first course is with the Friends of Darley Open Spaces and local students/volunteers where we will be surveying Darley Park to provide ecological information for a management plan. Click here for details of the November sessions (Darley park II poster) on 12th, 19th and 26th November.
There will five one day heritage/conservation courses in the autumn term based either at Belper or in the mid part of the valley. Click on the link below to download the current course brochure:
For more information about the DerwentWISE project visit the website