This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
To preserve sites of outstanding naatural beauty for the public, as well as protecting flora and fauna in and around Peterborough. To organise educational events about the natural area, and the works of local poet John Clare.
The Trust manages land for the benefit of the local community and local wildlife. Our reserves are open to the public and provide a wonderful place to walk and to enjoy nature. We run a programme of walks, talks and work parties throughout the year - 65 people joined our New Year's Day walk in 2012. We also hold an annual event as part of the John Clare Festival at Torpel Manor Field, with music and art and talks by historians and wildlife experts. Over 130 people attended in 2011.
We now have 180 acres of land under active management for the benefit of wildlife, heritage and the local community. Our reserves support regionally important populations of nightingale and other birds, as well as many nationally scarce insects and flowers. We have 90 household memberships that support our work. In 2012 we will hold 24 separate events for local people.
The Trust is always looking for volunteers to join its regular work parties or to participate in educational work within the local community. Help with wildlife surveys and with putting on our annual Torpel Festival, also gratefully received.
For companies we can arrange half or full day work parties, a combination of light and heavy manual tasks - recent 'customers' have included the Environment Agency and Athene Communications.