Happy Easter everyone, this is the perfect time of the year to head outside and enjoy the coming weather.
With Springtime fast approaching, we thought it was about time to speak a bit more about ourselves and what we are interested in. This month we became Investors in Wildlife for the Essex Wildlife Trust. This lets us have access to some of the most beautiful preservation sites in Essex. The Wildlife Trust helps preserve and protect many flowers, insects and small animals that keep our countryside healthy and growing.
Essex Wildlife Trust is the largest conservation charity in the county and one of the 47 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has been protecting Essex for wildlife and people since 1959. The natural environment is no different from your business environment. It needs management, care, expertise, effort.
You may have noticed the weather slowly improving and the sun shining. When it is a lovely day outside, it’s a shame to spend it indoors. Taking a walk through the colourful countryside and fresh air is a great feeling. With our sponsorship of Essex Wildlife Trust, we will be spending a lot more time getting to know the nearby conservation sites.
Essex Wildlife Trust has more than 34,000 members, manages and protects over 8,200 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 10 visitor centres. The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the people of Essex.
What Essex Wildlife Trust Does – The Facts
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- Protects Wildlife for the Future across Essex
- Manages and enhances 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks for wildlife and people – offers conservation advice across the county
- Educates 58,000 children and adults across Essex each year
- Engages 314,000 people through visitor centres and events each year
- Works with partner organisations across the county to achieve conservaiton aims
- Works with MP’s, councillors and industry to protect wildlife
- Conserves important wildlife areas so that people can enjoy them
- Has developed the Living Landscape vision for Essex, which is now being implemented
- Works with developers and industry to influence their work
- Is working on the Local Area Agreement on two specific conservation aims
- Responds to planning applications
- Manages nine visitor centres, often introducing people to their wildlife
- Monitors and records certain species
- Ensures that habitats and species at risk are protected
We think the work which the Trust does is very important, this is why we have decided to support their efforts this spring and wish for any of you who enjoy the outdoors to go visit the nearest nature site and just enjoy the scenery.