Accounts and Annual Reviews
Annual Review 2016 -2017
Another busy year for Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
This year has seen our conservation and community engagement programmes grow, alongside increased support and recognition for our work.
To reverse the decline in nature we need society to care. This is why, during the year, we reached out to more people than ever before. Our natural environment is a vital asset on which our economy, health and future depends. This year we launched our health and wellbeing programme, demonstrating the power of nature to aid recovery from and prevent illness. We worked across the generations helping combat social isolation in older people through Great Outdoors Malpas and our Access course supported 275 young people in making a step into employment or further training. We now have over 1,000 volunteers that contributed over 12,644 hours this year- a huge contribution to making more space for nature. Our education programme grew too reaching over 4,000 children. You got involved too, with 145 attendees at our exclusive membership events and over 200 people took part in 30 days wild throughout June 2016. We also had a fantastic response to our reserves challenge appeal and several very generous gifts in Wills and In Memory of a loved one.
Conservation at a landscape scale is at the heart of our work. This year we continued restoring the lost mosses of Delamere, securing the future for species such as the green hairstreak butterfly and the white faced darter dragonfly. Cheshire’s rivers often take centre stage in our projects, whether its managing local wildlife sites on the banks of the River Weaver, helping farmers improve water quality and natural flood management along the River Dane or making sure wetland birds have safe places to feed, roost and breed in the River Gowy floodplain.
Our nature reserves are benefitting from habitat restoration and access improvement schemes supported by the reserves challenge appeal, grants and our corporate partners. Thanks to the support we’ve received there is now a new bird hide at Blakenhall Moss, a new trail through Owley Wood, 30 new bird boxes at Danes Moss and 6ha of fen restored at Bagmere to name just a few of our achievements.
Thank you for your support over the last year. We have ambitious and exciting plans to do even more for Cheshire’s wildlife in the future and we can only do this with your continued support.Chief Executive
Our Annual General Meeting
Last year, our Annual General Meeting was held at the National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW from 10.00am on Saturday, 21st October, 2017.
Look out for details of our next AGM soon.