Back in 1895, the National Trust was founded with the aim of saving our nation’s heritage and open spaces. Today we’re still working hard to uphold these values. We’re a UK conservation charity protecting historic places and green spaces and opening them up for ever, for everyone. We look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages… and pubs.
We are an Executive non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Government through our functions and roles. It’s our job to create a better place for people and wildlife. In doing so, we need to make sure we do our work in as environmentally sensitive way as possible.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust began in 1961 with a group of naturalists concerned about the future of Redgrave & Lopham Fen. Today we care for 52 nature reserves which are all free for anyone to enjoy. We are a registered charity supported by more than 1000 volunteers and over 26,000 members.
Action for local wildlife, led by local people has always been Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s great strength. Our vision for a Living Landscape for Suffolk is a 21st century approach to nature conservation, firmly grounded in our ethos of enabling people to take action for wildlife where they live. Our conservation advisors work with farmers and local communities to improve their land for wildlife and create networks of linked up habitat across Suffolk.
Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust
OART is a rivers trust formed from the amalgamation of the Sussex Ouse Conservation Society and the River Adur Conservation Society. It is a registered charity and a member of the national body now known as The Rivers Trust (formerly the Association of Rivers Trusts). OART is dedicated to the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse, the River Adur, their tributaries and impoundments.
The activities of the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust are diverse and include
- River restoration projects
- Biological and chemical monitoring of water quality
- Habitat restoration, enhancement & creation
- Sussex sea trout monitoring
- Rainfall data collection
- Partnership working with the Environment Agency on pilot projects (MORPH)