About Us

Our vision – More nature for more people across Tees Valley

Here in the Tees Valley, like everywhere, we are dependent on nature. Nature provides our clean air, our places to play and relax, offers protection from flooding, and encourages positive physical and mental health. Unfortunately, nature is under threat and our natural spaces are being lost to road building, housing, and other developments. 

We’ve taken from nature for too long and now we must help nature to recover, with good quality, biodiverse blue and green spaces throughout our region. The good news is that there is a lot that we as individuals and organisations can do, that will make a real difference for nature. The more of us who are involved, the better the outcome will be. 

TVNP has over 40 partner organisations, all working across the Tees Valley to help nature to recover. We bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including local government, businesses, non-profit organisations, and community groups. We empower and support our partners by offering them a voice to reach senior decision-makers and creating a space that fosters and promotes strategic collaboration. This ongoing collaboration remains crucial for pooling resources, expertise, and efforts, ultimately leading to more effective and sustainable outcomes in nature recovery. 

Our Plan of Action Plan to put nature first has four key parts: