St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

21 Mar

Would you like to join our Community Recycling Team?

St Nicks is looking for an individual to work 25 hr/week as a Community Recycling Worker. The St Nicks Community Recycling Scheme is an award winning, zero emissions kerbside service which uses an electric vehicle and load-bearing tricycles. We currently provide the service to over 2000 households in York within the City Walls and Gillygate, […]

04 Mar

We’re looking for Volunteer Park Ranger Interns

St Nicks is looking for two enthusiastic volunteer interns to help us manage our stunning Local Nature Reserve. St Nicks Nature Reserve is a former landfill site that has been transformed over the years by hundreds of volunteers, and now provides vital urban habitats for wildlife including endangered species such as water voles. This is […]

16 Feb

Vote for Eco-Crafters in the EPIC Awards

Congratulations to the St Nicks Eco-Crafters group which has been short-listed for an award for innovation in the arts! The EPIC People’s Choice Award is set up to celebrate voluntary arts projects which benefit their community through the EPIC criteria of engagement, partnerships, innovation and creativity. Eco-Crafters is a weekly group who meet and share […]

05 Feb

Show & share the love

‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch it below and share it. The only way the Paris climate deal means anything is if we bring it home – and make sure that the climate […]

27 Jan

Tips on keeping warm & a call for Eco Homes

Keeping homes warm on cold days can be costly but it doesn’t have to be. Last December we hosted an ‘Eco Homes Show & Tell’ event sharing tips on making homes cosier and cheaper to run with items costing under £50. Check out this summary of the evening to give you ideas for your home! […]

18 Jan

Funding boost for volunteering

We are very excited to announce we have been awarded a grant from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. The organisation supports projects in the fields of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement. The £2000 grant will go directly towards our conservation volunteer programme, which helps people get involved […]

06 Jan

Good news on water voles

A water vole was seen today by our Wildwatch volunteers on the Tang Hall Beck. We hope this means that more of them managed to escape the sudden rise in, what were already hightened, water levels caused by the Foss barrier being lifted on 26th December. Water voles are well adapted to living near streams […]

04 Jan

Back above water

When we were closing the Environment Centre on 18th December for a festive fortnight off, we had no idea how dramatic it would be. When the flood hit York, our valiant recycling team kept going for as long as possible and their picture made it on the pages of national newspapers such as the Guardian. […]

18 Dec

Seasonal Centre closure

The Centre will be closed Saturday 19th December – Sunday 3rd January 2016. We will re-open as usual on Monday 4th January. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The recycling team is working as normal for much of the Christmas period – please see this page for changes and give the team a wave […]

27 Nov

New species for St Nicks

This week we conducted a low density trapping transect survey for small mammals on the nature reserve using longworth traps. We made sure the traps had plenty of dry hay as bedding, and bluefly pupee, grain and apple for food and water. The 25 traps were set in 4 different habitats late at night to make […]