Sandwell Valley Naturalists
The Sandwell Valley Naturalists Club was founded in 1975 by 27 naturalists, both amateur and professional, who were concerned about the future of the valley within its urban setting. Several recording projects were initiated and have been in the main continued over the past years by an increasing number of enthusiasts.
In order to guard against inappropriate or intrusive developments in the Sandwell Valley, the Club liaises on matters of nature conservation with both Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, through its staff at Sandwell Park Farm. In general the area under the jurisdiction of Sandwell lies to the West of Park Lane with Birmingham overseeing the area to the East of Park Lane.