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Working for Wildlife on the Suffolk Coast

Local residents, community groups and organisations are invited to attend a conservation event and become inspired about supporting nature.

On Saturday 19 November 2016, people are invited to attend the ‘Working for Wildlife on the Suffolk Coast’ event and get involved in discussions about supporting conservation.

Many species are at risk due to pressures from our lifestyle choices however some have been brought back from the brink by wonderful, dedicated volunteers, staff and organisations.

Individuals, community groups and organisations all have a role to play in supporting nature now and investing wisely in it for the future. There is an ever-growing recognition of the value of wildlife, and the environment that supports it – and us.

A number of leading speakers will be present at the event, which runs from 12pm – 4pm at the Orford Sports and Recreation Club, including:

Ben McFarland from the RSPB who will be opening the event.
Richard Woolnough from the Suffolk Otter Trust who will be talking otters: from the brink to recovery and the current priorities to ensure their ongoing survival in Suffolk and further afield.
Marie and John Rolfe will be revealing the work of the Blyth Wood Trust and their plans for the future.

In addition, there will be workshops on governance and wildlife volunteering, and the chance to get out and about in Orford. For those who enjoy inspiring others about the natural world, there will be an opportunity to meet Wild Days Conservation and to see if being a holiday leader might be for you.

There will also be opportunities to find out about organisations that support our outstanding landscapes and what we can do to help.

Organisations and landowners supporting wildlife who would like a stall should contact greenissues@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

The event has been made possible due to funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and a partnership of Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils and Wild Days Conservation Holidays.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees and booking is essential. To book, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/join-in-working-for-wildlife-on-the-suffolk-coast-tickets-28889690843 or call 01394 444747.

• Pictured top: Volunteers help with the MCS beach litter picks and survey

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