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Natural Environment

Protecting, restoring and enhancing the region’s natural environment for people and biodiversity

It’s essential that everyone in the West Midlands has access to clean air, clean water and places to be active. How our natural environment is integrated into the way we live and work has a direct impact on the health and prosperity of the region.

We're ambitious around plans to address climate change, resource efficiency and protection of our environment. Following on from our successful Community Green Grants scheme, we are supporting our communities to deliver natural environment projects through our Community Environment Fund.


View our Natural Environment Plan to learn more about the work we're doing with regional partners.

Explore the below pages to find out more about our natural environment work. 

Community Green Grants Love Your River Stour Digital

Local Nature Recovery Strategy

WMCA has been appointed a Responsible Authority to deliver the Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

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Natural Environment Awards

The Natural Environment Awards are to recognise excellence in protecting, restoring and enhancing our natural environment.

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West Midlands Walking Trail

The West Midlands Walking trail is a proposal for a new walking trail in the region.

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Forest Partnership

Find out about our work with trees across the region

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Local Investment in Natural Capital

The WMCA are developing an approach to unlock private investment into the region’s natural environment.