Center Parcs Sherwood Forest uses carrier bag levy to support wildlife

Mike Hill, Senior Conservation Ranger and Sara Sweeney-Lewis, Senior Education Ranger of Center Parcs Sherwood Forest with their Wildlife Guardian certificate.

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest uses carrier bag levy to support wildlife.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust was delighted to receive a donation of £3,000 from Center Parcs Sherwood Forest recently, raised by the carrier bag levy. The charity is one of several Wildlife Trusts around the country that have received donations from Center Parcs, who raised it from their guest payments of the 5p charge for single-use plastic bags.

Erin McDaid, Head of Communications & Marketing at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said: “We are very grateful to Center Parcs for this generous donation, which comes on top of their long-standing support for our work – they are one of our longest-standing corporate members. Their woodland breaks are a great way for families to get close to nature and their site in the heart of Sherwood Forest is an excellent place to see a wide range of species including birds such as kingfisher, crossbill and even goshawk.”

Erin continued, “This donation will help us to carry on our work of protecting the wildlife and wild places across Nottinghamshire and will be of particular help with our efforts to restore and reconnect areas of Sherwood Forest heathland.”

Richard Watson, Landscape Asset Manager for Center Parcs said: “It felt right to donate our carrier bag levy funds to a charity which helps the environment and we know that Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will make great use of this money. Our organisations have worked together for many years, sharing a passion and commitment for protecting wildlife and ensuring that native Nottinghamshire species flourish and do so for many years to come.”

Center Parcs received a Biodiversity Benchmark Award for the Sherwood Forest site from The Wildlife Trusts, in recognition for their efforts to ensure that they have as positive an impact as possible on the local environment and its wildlife. More about the Biodiversity Benchmark Award: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/biodiversitybenchmark

To find out how your business can play a part in ensuring we have a healthy natural environment to pass on to the next generation, contact Holly on 0115 958 8242 or email hmccain@nottswt.co.uk.