It has been an exciting 50th year as Trustee Andrew Cooper explains:
‘The generous gift of Emsworthy on Dartmoor was a significant step for the Devon Wildlife Trust. Being given one of the most inspiring places in Devon, was I thought going to be the icing on the cake for our 50th birthday. Yet even before the last bluebells had faded this year, the offer of acquiring some of the surrounding land came hot on its heels. Funding from government agencies and generous donations have enabled the trust to successfully acquire more of this important area for wildlife.
Then, as if that was not thrilling enough, the prospect of the Devon Wildlife Trust also owning part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast loomed over the horizon. The Axe Undercliff in the far east of the county is one of the most important wildlife sites in Britain. Funders and some generous donations have now made that acquisition a real possibility. An appeal to our members is starting to close the financial gap but time is getting tight. Let us hope for more excitement in the New Year.’