Oxfordshire is a very rural county, with a great diversity of wildlife. It is also a county with an enviable array and network of existing community and environmental organisations, all of whom want to make their contribution towards sustaining this land for future generations.
For example, there are over 150 local environmental community groups, a very high concentration compared to other counties. Their numerous projects include engaging with climate change, nature conservation, recycling and waste, and local food. Many local people are deeply committed to and involved in hands-on, practical community projects ranging from village pond restoration and woodland planting, to the management of commons and meadow creation.