Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Contact Details - YWT

Address: 1 St George's Place, York, YO24 1GN

Phone: 01904 659570 or 07818403138

Email: don.vine [at] virgin.net or info [at] ywt.org.uk

Web: www.ywt.org.uk

What we do

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is part of an influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts with a network of over 2,200 nature reserves, 700,000 members and a common voice which allows us to act locally while influencing nationally.

The Trust has worked for more than 60 years to maximise the region's modern landscape by protecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing and empowering people. We manage 80 of the best sites and help others to manage theirs. Our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.

In only the last few years, the Trust has:

* Created more than 60ha of dedicated reedbed for bittern, one of the UK's most endangered birds, at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve;
* Worked tirelessly to secure the future of Yorkshire's water vole population, the mammal that the beloved 'Ratty' in Wind and the Willows was based on;
* Restored and maintained some of the last remaining lowland heath habitat in Yorkshire;
* Enabled over 800 volunteers to take positive action for their local environment;
* Advised landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife;
* Encouraged communities to protect and enjoy wildlife in their local area; and
* Campaigned successfully for wildlife friendly development.

We protect the wildlife where you live. We make our county a better place for wildlife and people.


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53° 50' 8.0268" N, 1° 46' 38.73" W

Low Wood Work days, Keighley

Low Wood is located on a steep escarpment high above the Aire Valley.

Practical workdays take place on the second Thursday of every month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. You do not have to attend the whole day but are welcome to stay as long as you are able. please wear suitable outdoor clothing and dress for the weather i.e. sturdy boots, waterproofs, and sun cream. Bring a drink and packed lunch.

For more information and other Yorkshire-wide work days with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust visit: http://www.ywt.org.uk/work_days.php