Fingringhoe Wick Land Purchase Appeal

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Fingringhoe Wick Land Purchase Appeal

We are delighted to announce that we have reached our target to purchase the land for the wetland creation at Fingringhoe Wick. Thank you so much for all the fantastic generosity and support that has helped us achieve our goal in such quick time. We now have the chance to purchase a woodland adjacent to our existing Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve, so please do donate to help make the reserve all the more wonderful.

Can you help us make a real step forward for wildlife in Essex?

Fingringhoe Wick has been described as the ‘jewel in the Trust’s crown’ and has awoken many thousands of us to the wonder of nature. Fingringhoe Wick was Essex Wildlife Trust’s first nature reserve (1961) and some years later it was where the Trust opened its first visitor centre. More than fifty years on people are still coming to see this magical place. The 100 members who established the Trust in 1959 and had the vision to fundraise and purchase the Fingringhoe site would have been so excited to know that we now have the opportunity to almost double its size.

Essex Wildlife Trust has reached the target of £85,830, to purchase 83 acres of land next to the wonderful Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve. This is fantastic news - a once in a lifetime opportunity realised. Thank you.

Now, we also have the chance to purchase a woodland adjacent to our existing nature reserve - please help us bring this to fruition. Adding the woodland to the diverse habitats at Fingringhoe would help bird species in particular, including tits, warblers, woodpeckers, owls and the signature species of the reserve - the amazing songster, the Nightingale.

The creation of the superb wetland habitat and the addition of a new woodland will leave a legacy for present and future generations to experience and enjoy at Fingringhoe.

We will invite all donors on a special guided walk at Fingrinhoe Wick, led by specialist Essex Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers, as soon as the wetland has been created.

You can donate by debit card, simply phone 01621 862964 (office hours) or online at Just Giving.

Cheques made out to Essex Wildlife Trust and sent to:

Essex Wildlife Trust
Abbotts Hall Farm
Great Wigborough
Colchester
CO5 7RZ

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