Birthday message from Nick Baker
'Happy 50th DWT - it gives me great heart to know that many of Devon's unique places are in your custody. Our wild places have a value that simply cannot be reflected in pounds and pence. Let's build on the fantastic achievements of the Trust over the last 50 years and while working hard at our goals lets not forget to stop from time to time to marvel at all that we have which is special in the nature of our County.'
Devon Wildlife Trust runs over 100 events each year, including walks and talks, open days and a festival. Find out more here.
What has been DWT's biggest achievement in its first 50 years?
50 years of Devon Wildlife Trust
2012 sees the fiftieth birthday of Devon Wildlife Trust. Much has happened since its formation in 1962.
Back then Lady’s Wood, near South Brent, became DWT’s first nature reserve, but many others have followed since. Today DWT manages 45 nature reserves for wildlife and people.
But over the past 50 years DWT’s influence hasn’t stopped at the boundaries of its nature reserves. Today, DWT is working for wildlife across the Culm grassland landscapes of north and west Devon and in the urban centres of the county. It also continues to campaign for a future for the vulnerable marine life which surrounds our shores.
The wildlife and landscapes of Devon make it a wonderful place to live. With your continued support, Devon Wildlife Trust is working to keep it that way.
Tozers have supported DWT for many years raising over £6,000 from their Will scheme. This year as part of DWT's 50th anniversary celebrations Tozers have nominated us as their Charity of the Year - many thanks go out to them.
How to get involved
- Why not join us in our 50th year? Already a member? Why not give a Gift Membership?
- Tell us about your favourite nature reserve
- Take part in a fundraising challenge
- Read about the key landmarks of DWT's history
- Attend an event in our 50th year
- 50 things to do for wildlife this year
- Follow DBRC's 50 fantastic Devon species each week
Prince Charles and David Attenborough visit the Culm grasslands in 1992
DWT's old HQ premises on New Bridge Street in Exeter
It may be DWT's 50th this year but it also marks the 100th year of the Wildlife Trusts! Find out more