50 Years of Protecting Wildlife in Nottinghamshire
The launch of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust didn’t really make the headlines back in 1963– after all this was the year that the Beatles had their first No1 hit, the year of the Great Train Robbery and the Profumo Scandal. However, over the last five decades, we have been standing up for wildlife and caring for some of the most important areas of wildlife habitat in the county. With the help and support of our members, funders and project partners we are looking forward to making a few headlines in 2013.
Let the celebrations begin...
Nottinghamshire WIldlife Trust is officially 50 years old! Saturday 11th May 2013 saw the launch of our Golden Anniversary celebrations, with a special evening at Nottingham's Council House.
Held exactly 50 years to the day, since our charity was established, the event marked our successes to date and outlined our ambitions for the future. The civic reception, hosted for us by Nottingham City Council, attracted over 100 invited guests.
A year of Anniversary events
The evening was the first celebration in an entire year of special events for our Anniversary - running from May 2013 to May 2014 - covering the length and breadth of the county - to highlight the beauty and diversity of our Nature Reserves and to celebrate our success in protecting wildlife form people to experience and enjoy.
The next official celebratory event is an Open Day at Farndon Willow Holt Nature Reserve near Newark on Saturday 8th June, followed by a Summer Fair at our Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford on Sunday 16th June. Click on the News & Events tab above to find out more.
50 Years of Protecting Wildlife in Nottinghamshire Map
Click on the markers on the map to find out more about key dates in the development of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Latest 50 Years of Protecting Wildlife in Nottinghamshire News
Saturday 26th October 2013
Aa team of over 50 volunteers from EDF Energy West Burton and Cottam Power Stations spent a day at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, helping with vital wildlife habitat management.
Friday 21st June 2013
Help us choose 12 Castle Rock real ales to be brewed in 2014!
Monday 13th May 2013
We’re officially 50 years old! Saturday 11th May saw the launch of our Golden Anniversary celebrations, with a special evening at Nottingham’s Council House.
Thursday 30th August 2012
Attenborough Nature Reserve is officially Britain’s second best Nature Reserve in a national award scheme.
50 Years of Protecting Wildlife in Nottinghamshire photos from Flickr
Martin Butler AGM Members Interview 2013
An interview with Martin Butler one of our members, filmed at the 2013 AGM.
Thanks to Rob Pettifer, John Black, Richard Rogers, Alan-Murray-Rust, Sean Browne and Tim Sexton for the photos.
© Copyright Alan Murray-Rust and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence for the Tern Platform photo http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1338427
Margaret Cooper AGM Members Interview 2013
An interview with Margaret Cooper one of our members, filmed at the 2013 AGM.
Thanks to Nadia Ming, Michale Louden, Erin McDaid Scott Tilley and Darin Smith for the photos
Janet Roberts AGM Members Interview 2013
An interview with Janet Roberts one of our members, filmed at the 2013 AGM.
Thanks to Michale Louden, Darren Copley, Peter Gill and
Roger Butterfield for the photos
Andy Wickham AGM Members Interview 2013
An interview with Andy Wickham one of our members, filmed at the 2013 AGM.
Thanks to Neil France, Graham Roberts, Rob Pettifer and Andy Wickham for the photos
Barry Quibell AGM Members Interview 2013
An interview with Barry Quibell one of our members, filmed at the 2013 AGM.
Thanks to Pete Gill, Jon Hawkins and Sergey Yeliseev for the photos
AGM and Members' Day 2013
Members’ Day and 50th Annual General Meeting, Saturday 19th October 2013.
This special 50th members’ Day and AGM was run in partnership with Center Parcs . The meeting was an opportunity to hear about the work the trust is doing and also a chance to help shape our plans for the future. It was also a celebration of our anniversary, with awards, discussions and an opportunity to explore the…
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Promotional Video
A promotional video for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
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