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  • The Great Wilderness Down GrantScape Conservation Project

    Friday 16th May, 2014

    dragonfly in flight

    The three year GrantScape funded project centred on the Stalisfield area on the North Downs was completed on the 31st March 2014.

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  • Gold for Green Tourism Award

    Thursday 15th May, 2014

    Manager, Peter Bassett, proudly displays the Green Tourism ‘Gold’ award at Bough

    Kent Wildlife Trust’s Bough Beech Visitor Centre and nature reserve near Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, has been given a ‘Gold’ award - the highest accolade in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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  • Be Wild About Your Garden!

    Wednesday 23rd April, 2014

    Launch of the Gardening for Wildlife Award Scheme

    Kent Wildlife Trust celebrated the launch of its 2014 Wild about Gardens awards scheme last week at its headquarters and visitor centre at Tyland Barn, Maidstone. A cake-cutting ceremony was followed by tours around the recently developed Tyland cottage garden. There were wildlife-friendly gardening displays and volunteer advisers on hand to offer tips and advice. Guests included last year’s winners, and the scheme’s sponsors and local authority partners.

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  • Forest Schools to branch out - thanks to major donation

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Stevie Rice and Kathryn Barton receiving the cheque from Ann Nussey

    The remarkable generosity of Kent Wildlife Trust supporters has given a valuable boost to the Trust’s Forest School Project. Ann Nussey and Vaughan Pomeroy have made a gift of £75,000 that will provide essential funding to enable the scheme to develop throughout the county.

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  • Are you wild about your garden?

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    ‘Wild about Gardens’ Blue Plaque Award

    Gardens can be wonderful places for wildlife. It really is easy and inexpensive to create a mosaic of wildlife-rich areas, from a simple window box to an imaginatively planted vegetable plot.

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  • Floral art funds wildlife conservation

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Fidelity Weston (2nd right) received the ‘big’ cheque from Jackie Gethin (left),

    Local botanical art group, Florum, has generously donated £2,000 from proceeds of their 2013 artwork sales towards the on-going conservation management of Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. This brings the grand total raised over the last 10 years to nearly £18,000.

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  • Habitat Restoration for Rare Cricket in Kent

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Wart-biter bush cricket © Grant Hazlehurst

    At the end of March this year, the Species Recovery Trust in collaboration with Kent Wildlife Trust, restored an area of chalk grassland for the rare wart-biter bush cricket. It is hoped that this work will help to ensure the future survival of this extremely endangered insect.

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  • Easter Competition at Tyland Barn

    Monday 7th April, 2014

    Easter bunny cartoon

    The Easter bunnies have been busy hiding Easter eggs for all their family and friends find but they have forgotten how many there are.

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  • Save Our Vanishing Grasslands

    Thursday 3rd April, 2014

    orchids at Fackenden down

    England’s wildlife-rich grasslands are vanishing – and the wildlife that depends on them is under threat. Current measures to protect what is left of our precious grasslands are weak and we are losing irreplaceable sites.

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  • New chairman for wildlife conservation charity

    Tuesday 1st April, 2014

    Mike Bax

    Mike Bax has become the next Chairman of Kent Wildlife Trust following his election by the Trustees earlier this month. He replaces Fidelity Weston who has stepped down from the role after eight years of active service.

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