Co Op Community Funding

Very happy to announce that last week we had three new projects funded, so if you are a Co Op member please consider choosing one of these as your funding option (BEVS and Skylarks are Rushcliffe based projects).

  1. Infrastructure for conservation grazing at Foxcovert Nature Reserve (linked to Gedling Local Group) –https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/17587 (we will receive approx£2,000 for this in Dec 2018)
  2. Green Rangers youth volunteering at Skylarks Nature Reserve (linked to the Keeping It Wild Youth Group) –https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/14852  (we will receive approx£2,666 for this in Dec 2018)
  3. Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (NWT) – https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/14394  (we will receive approx£5,166for this in Dec 2018)

Also, we now have the final figures raised through the four current/previous projects – these being:

  1. Skylarks Nature Reserve – tools and reserve improvements (NWT city group/Keeping it Wild) – (we received £1284.00 for this in April 2017)
  2. Wild Science – educating kids about nature (Attenborough Education Programme – linked to Beeston Wildlife Group) –https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/7943 (we will receive £2362.84 for this in Dec this year)
  3. Keeping it Wild roadshow of events (NWT) – https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/10489  (we will receive £1802.91 for this in Dec this year)
  4. Pondemonium! Wilford’s Wetland Wonders (linked to South Notts Local Group) – https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/10863  (we will receive £1958.05 for this in Dec this year)

So that’s at least £17,000 income from the Co-op in total spread over two years – a very good reason to like the Co-op at the moment!!!

Treswell Award for Local Member

 

Every year the Trust gives the Treswell Award in recognition of long service of a volunteer. The award is named after the first woodland the Trust ever purchased and first presented it to John McMeeking who was heavily involved in that acquisition (and indeed many other sites). This year it was presented to a local member namely Gordon Dyne for his work as Reserve Warden at Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve,  with the South Notts Local Group, Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy and as a Trustee of Notts Wildlife Trust over a period of over 20 years.