AGM & Members’ Day

Saturday 10 November 2018 Devon Wildlife Trust AGM & Members’ Day

A chance for you to find out more

The AGM and Members’ Day is a chance for you to find out more about some of the exciting projects we have delivered, thanks to your support, and to celebrate what we have achieved together for Devon’s wildlife. 

River Torridge at Halsdon nature reserve

Halsdon nature reserve. Photo, Kevin New

Campaigning for a Wilder Britain

The AGM will be chaired by our President, eminent geologist Professor Iain Stewart MBE, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at Plymouth University.  A short, formal AGM will be followed by a presentation ‘Campaigning for a Wilder Britain’.  Prof Stewart and our CEO, Harry Barton, will talk about how we can take action now that will have a profound effect on the future of our wildlife.

After a delicious lunch, there are several options for your afternoon, all bookable in advance.  These include learning more about how DWT is working to reconnect children with nature, going on a guided walk around Halsdon or Meeth Quarry Nature Reserves and tours of RHS Rosemoor garden.

Programme

MORNING
 

10.30am         Welcome and registration at RHS Garden Rosemoor.  Tea/coffee and biscuits.

11.00am         Annual General Meeting
                       Chaired by Prof Iain Stewart MBE, President. 

 See papers below:

11.40am         Open Forum* - For questions regarding DWT issues. 

11.50am         Volunteer Awards

12.00noon     Campaigning for a Wilder Britain:

DWT and Wildlife Trusts across the country have a vision of a wilder, better Britain where nature is part of everyone’s lives. We believe that it is not only imperative to halt nature’s decline; but that it is possible, with the right ambition and political will, to recover nature on a grand scale.

Prof Iain Stewart and Harry Barton will talk about our plans to generate a groundswell of support – particularly amongst young people - to secure increased protection for the natural world and make nature’s recovery possible; through new legislation (an Environment Act) to restore wildlife on land and at sea.

Followed by questions, chaired by Suzanne Goodfellow (Chair of the Board of Trustees)

AFTERNOON

12.45pm         Buffet Lunch  

Provided by RHS Rosemoor’s catering team, lunch will include a selection of sandwiches, wraps, savoury tarts, desserts and tea/coffee. Please click here to view the full menu and food provenance.

Cost £11.00 per person, pre-booking essential.

2.00pm        Activities
See booking form for full details.

  • Autumn splendour at Halsdon (2.15 - 3.30pm)
  • Wildlife of Meeth (2.15 - 3.30pm)
  • History and restoration of Meeth (2.15 - 3.30pm)
  • "Recapturing a 'lost' generation" - illustrated talk ( 2 - 3pm)
  • Guided tours around RHS Garden Rosemoor ( 2 - 3pm)

3.30pm            Finish

* OPEN FORUM QUESTIONS - To ask your questions please send copy to Sarah Loweth at the DWT office by Monday 5 November.  Questions on the day will be taken at the discretion of the Chair.

Location

RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH. The venue has ample free parking and is accessible by bus. Bus 5B runs between Exeter and Barnstaple via Great Torrington.  For up-to-date bus information please call Traveline on 0870 608 2608.

See current timetables on the Stagecoach website

Wildflowers and lake at Meeth Quarry nature reserve

Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve. Photo, Devon Contemporary Photography

Booking

The AGM is for members only and is free to attend, but you are asked to please register in advance. Afternoon activities are free and lunch costs £11.00 per person.

Activities may vary according to bookings and the weather on the day. Numbers are limited for all activities except the illustrated talk.

Please book by Monday 5 November.

Bookings can be made online via the form below, or by phone, 01392 260845. If no one is available when you ring, please leave a voicemail message and we will return your call.

Alternatively, click here to print a booking form to fill in and post to us at Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB by Monday 5 November.

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