We’ve recently appointed two new Co-Chairs to join our active and enthusiastic board of nine.
I’ve had an allotment on EWAA neighbouring site for 15 years and often walked in the nature park. I love nature, being in nature, making space for nature and the simple ethos of OUWG. I am sure the nature park offers ways to keep rooted; in nature, the land and local community in an urban environment and to encourage biodiversity.
I was very excited when I first discovered BBNP a few years ago as a beautiful home for wildlife in the city. I also wanted to be able to expand the opportunities for us in East Oxford to have time in the natural environment for our physical and mental well-being.
Pat Mansfield – Founder Member
I am a founder member of OUWG and the nature park is on what was once a part of the site where I have my allotments.
Pete Byfield – Founder Member
Retired woodsman and failed aroma therapist; planted many of the trees on Boundary Brook.
Karen Salter – Membership Secretary
In recent years I have discovered nature and realised how much I enjoyed getting my hands dirty in soil and being outside in Nature. Being a Trustee involved in Boundary Brook is an opportunity for me to explore these experiences and to take some responsibility in enabling others to also have these experiences.
Jon Willis – Treasurer
When I moved here 7 years ago, and got an allotment, I used to love walking through the nature reserve to get to it – a wild oasis in the middle of Oxford. There were obvious problems with the management of the site, so when OUWG was looking for a treasurer, and always keen for a challenge, I volunteered. Since then, thanks to all the new people coming on to the committee (and old timers coming back), it’s amazing how the site has been revitalized!
I’ve lived in Oxford since 2015, studying and working for the environment through that time, for Naturehood. I think that Boundary Brook and the work of the Oxford Urban Wildlife Group have great potential to support a number of species in a fragmented urban landscape and have been excited to lend my support as a trustee.
D’Aundre Ryan – Secretary