We carry out a wide range of activity to protect and promote Sunderland's extensive countryside areas.

The council's Countryside Team work to protect the countryside and give you the opportunity to explore and care for it through public events, volunteer projects and information leaflets.

We also co-ordinate the work of voluntary agencies and specialist contractors working in the environment and support the management of sites of special scientific interest and local nature reserves in the city, in liaison with local people and land owners and conservation organisations.