St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

27 Jul

7th Green Flag and funding boost for the Nature Reserve

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Green Flag Community Award for the 7th year running. This award celebrates not just the nature reserve but all of the work St Nicks does. So a big thank you goes to all our amazing volunteers for their continued hard work keeping St Nicks looking […]

27 Jul

Partner news: York Urban Buzz

Thanks to Buglife’s Urban Buzz project we have managed to enhance a number of grassland areas over the nature reserve through wildflower seed sowing and plug planting. Areas such as the meadow, stone circle and heritage orchard have all benefited and are all buzzing with life and colour. It’s not just about planting for Urban […]

22 Jul

Looking back at last year’s achievements

Annual general meetings may not be the most exciting of events on anyone’s calendar but our Chief Officer Tom Waring was very excited to present our latest annual report to St Nicks’ members on the hot evening of 19th July. St Nicks has achieved a lot over the last financial year of 2015-16 – you […]

05 Jul

Become a Trustee of St Nicks

Would you like to join our Board of Trustees? St Nicks is the green heart of York, an environment centre and nature reserve on a former landfill site located just one mile from the city centre. Our mission is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable […]

24 Jun

Shine Grant for Summer Holiday Activities at St Nicks

We are delighted to announce that we will be running free wildlife activities for children throughout the summer holidays thanks to a grant from Shine. Weekly sessions will encourage children to get outdoors and experience nature through pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, building bird feeders and more! Activities are aimed at 4-14 year olds and will […]

24 Jun

More success for our brilliant recycling team

Our Recycling Team wish to thank everyone for their help and support with our TerraCycle collections. We are currently second nationally for the Febreze Freshness contest and been given a bonus 2000 points for being the first in the country to fill a shipment of deodorant aerosols for the new Aerocycle brigade! ​ Your continued help would be greatly […]

08 Jun

£950 raised for a new meadow

We did it! We are so excited to have reached the successful conclusion of our Downstreams crowdfunding project. With your generous support we were able to reach our target of £950. A particularly huge thanks though goes out to Hungate York LendLease who donated over half of total amount, plus The Landscape Agency and Peter Duffy Ltd. who […]

01 Jun

Goodricke charity partnership launch

Today St Nicks is launching an official partnership with Goodricke College at the University of York. As part of this exciting three-year scheme we will work with students to support, develop and deliver activities which aim to build volunteering within the college and raise funds and awareness for the charity. We also hope help make Goodricke […]

27 May

York has its first Green Lord Mayor!

We’re delighted to see the environmental agenda receiving a boost by the city inaugurating its first ever Green Party Lord Mayor, Dave Taylor. We’re doubly pleased because St Nicks has been chosen as one of his supported charities! The city’s new Sheriff Jonathan Tyler is also Green and his wife Brenda is the author of […]

18 May

First in the nationwide Febreeze Air and Home Care Competition!

In March this year TerraCycle relaunched their Air and Home Care competition sponsored by Febreeze.  The previous competition ended in January and we were very proud to have finished third.  This time however we are currently in first place and we couldn’t be happier! Not only are tonnes of items that would usually be sent […]