Council encourages people to Go Wild for Cornwall

On World Environment Day (5 June), Cornwall Council is encouraging people to make time for nature and explore Cornwall’s wild side.

The challenge is simple – to #GoWildForCornwall during June by making time to connect with nature, or doing something to help local wildlife.

Cabinet portfolio holder for Environment and Public Protection, Sue James, said the Council was proud to manage and maintain many of Cornwall’s beautiful wild places, as well as deliver environmental initiatives, pollution prevention schemes and diverse natural resources.

"Most people think about the Council as collecting their rubbish but we also support our environment in many other ways to make Cornwall the wonderful place it is. We have celebrated our beaches being awarded blue and seaside flags for cleanliness and safety and we are investing, with partners, in open spaces to make space for nature whilst improving the visiting experience for residents and visitors.

“#GoWildForCornwall aims to highlight the wild things the Council supports and how you can connect with nature and complements the #30Days campaign being run by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust,” she said.

“During June you’ll see information on social media for every generation of nature lovers to explore - from nurturing green spaces to practical tips on how to plant trees and the magic of Cornwall’s hedgerows.

“By working closely with communities, business and environmental organisations to protect our natural environments, we want to make Cornwall a heathier, happier and greener place to live and work – every day of the year.

“Whether you build an insect hotel, smell the wildflowers on a woodland bike ride or just explore a local park, being close to nature can help us feel happier and healthier.”