Yorkshire Wildlife Trust coming to you
Friday 25th May 2012
Askham Bog Nature Reserve - Credit Paul Robinson
Have you heard about Yorkshire Wildlife Trust? Perhaps you’ve heard of us, but are not really sure what we do. Well now we can offer you the perfect opportunity to find out a little more.
From boardroom to boardwalk, retired Chartered Accountant turned Trust volunteer, Alan Redden, is now available to give talks to your local groups.
Working across Yorkshire, the Trust is a local charity supported by members that works hard to protect and conserve our wild places and wildlife for all to enjoy, now and in the future. Our work spans from managing 95 nature reserves in the county – you will always be local to at least one – to running education and conservation projects. Projects include the Vale of York floodplains, which is working to create and restore habitat for insects on the banks of the River Ouse; crucial work as insects play a very important part of our food chain. Another is a community farm set up near Huddersfield, Stirley – here projects are running to restore wildflower meadows, to re-connect people back with the land through gardening clubs and to provide traineeships. Habitat for endangered species such as water vole is being carefully restored in South Yorkshire on the Ea Beck, helping to boost populations of this charismatic mammal. At sea, officers work hard to campaign for marine protection and educate people about the amazing and diverse wildlife that lives in our North Sea.
These projects are just a fraction of what we do – a presentation by our volunteer speakers, which can be adapted to focus on work in your local area, is a way to find out where our members money goes.
Jonathan Leadley, Head of Communications & Fundraising at the Trust said:
“It is a real benefit to the Trust to have these volunteer speakers available for community groups such as PTAs, WI, Probus, Rotary, Round Table and similar clubs and organisations so that they can learn more about Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. As a charity that relies heavily on local support it is good for us to be able to tell them what we are doing for wildlife in Yorkshire.”
Ros Lilley has since joined Alan Redden as a volunteer speaker and is also available for presentations. Anyone who would like to book a 50 minute presentation for their community group should contact Yorkshire Wildlife Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01904 659570.