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  • Christmas Opening Hours

    Friday 20th December, 2013

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  • Biodiversity offsetting

    Thursday 19th December, 2013

    Essex Wildlife Trust is working in collaboration with the University Of Essex, on research to examine the effectiveness of Defra’s (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) proposed metric for biodiversity offsetting, following the Government’s publication of its green paper on the subject.

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  • Bat Plans

    Thursday 12th December, 2013

    Essex Wildlife Trust is working in partnership with Epping Forest District Council and the Bat Conservation Trust, to develop mapping layers that will help planners identify valuable sites for wildlife.

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas

    Wednesday 11th December, 2013

    Christmas Gift Ideas

    Are you looking for some original Christmas gift ideas? All our visitor centres offer a wide range of great gift ideas for all the family.

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  • Update: Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

    Friday 6th December, 2013

    Essex Wildlife Trust is committed to building a visitor centre in the Ingrebourne Valley, at Hornchurch Country Park, overlooking the River Ingrebourne.

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  • Essex Marine Conservation Zone designated

    Monday 2nd December, 2013

    Blackwater Estuary at Mersea Island

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones around England’s coast, including the ‘Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne Estuaries’, off Essex.

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  • Discounted Will Service

    Wednesday 13th November, 2013

    Some people find Wills unsettling but writing or reviewing your Will is something we all need to address periodically.

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  • Felt Accessories Workshop

    Tuesday 12th November, 2013

    Come and make felt flower brooches and beads to turn into jewellery using the wet felting technique. They could make perfect Christmas presents!

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  • Project Wild Thing

    Tuesday 5th November, 2013

    Project Wild Thing is a film-led campaign to get more children and their families outside, exploring and playing in nature.

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  • Helping us save Cottage Plantation

    Tuesday 5th November, 2013

    Fantastic news! We are very pleased to say that we have reached our target of £44,000 towards the purchase of Cottage Plantation - a fantastic woodland site in Daws Heath. Cottage Plantation is in a complex of ancient woodlands and has many native species of trees. We aim to acquire this site: raising the last £44,000 will, together with grants, complete the purchase.

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