Funding is being made available for every ward in Waltham Forest so that communities can deliver projects to establish and encourage bio-diversity in their local area.
Waltham Forest council has made £1,000 available in each ward, which residents can bid for to spend on bio-diversity projects such as creating habitats for wildlife, opening up and improving areas of interest and providing new interpretation boards.
The announcement comes as the RSPB issues its 2016 State of Nature report, which shows how UK wildlife has declined, with one in six animals, birds, fish and plants having been lost. And more than one in ten species is threatened with extinction.
The council is encouraging residents and community groups to start putting their ideas forward to ward councillors now.