Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust marks anniversary with appeal


Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (LWT) has launched a £1-million appeal to mark its 75th anniversary.

The charity said the Nature Recovery Fund would be spent on securing more land for conservation, saving species and habitats and inspiring people to connect with nature.

Eurasian Bittern now breeds at several sites in Lincolnshire (Paul Coombes).

LWT was founded in 1948 and took on its first nature reserve at Gibraltar Point in December that year. Now, there are almost 100 reserves managed by the charity across the county.

LWT Chief Executive, Paul Learoyd, said: "We are delighted to be celebrating our 75th birthday and it provides a wonderful moment to look back on all that the trust has achieved in that time.

"However, with nature in crisis, our plans for the next period in the Trust's history have to be ambitious. It will be a huge challenge if we are to reverse the declines in Lincolnshire's wildlife and that is why the Nature Recovery Fund is so vital."

To donate to the appeal, visit www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-recovery-fund.