2016 marks an important milestone for the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust – it’s our 60th anniversary year!
The Trust formally came into existence on 24th February 1956, thanks to a small band of local people committed to establishing nature reserves that conserve the natural heritage of Leicestershire and Rutland. Sixty years on the Trust can look back with pride at its significant achievements in protecting and enhancing the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland and engaging people with nature.
A good way to celebrate the Trust’s 60th birthday is to enjoy one of our special anniversary walks and events. These will take place throughout the year and provide different opportunities to explore our nature reserves and learn about local wildlife. Go to www.lrwt.org.uk/news-events/events/ for details and to book.
The achievements and successes of the Trust over the past 60 years are due to the support, efforts, commitment and sheer hard work of many members, supporters, volunteers and staff. Thank you – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Looking ahead there are many challenges facing local wildlife and wild places and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust will do all it can to ensure that nature flourishes in our two counties and can be enjoyed by future generations.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016 from everyone at Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
Photograph: A Lapwing was the Trust’s original logo (www.dannygreenphotography.com)
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