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Become a member

Join today to enjoy lots of benefits and help protect the wildlife and countryside you love in Essex.

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Photo: Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Who we are

Essex Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity protecting wildlife in Essex. For nearly 60 years we have been saving and improving important habitats, to ensure that wildlife can thrive and that you can enjoy the natural world. With your help will can continue to do so for generations to come.

We manage and protect 8,400 acres of land 87 nature reserves 2 nature parks 11 visitor centres

If you love wildlife and want to conserve local nature, please support Essex Wildlife Trust 

Join us today!


Robin in the snow

Photo: Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Give the gift of membership

Looking for an inspiring gift that opens up a whole year of opportunities?

Gift Membership with Essex Wildlife Trust makes a perfect present for nature-loving friends and family. It will inspire them to help protect their local environment and also gives them the opportunity to explore beautiful places, learn about wildlife and attend special events.

Receive a free pack of wildflower seeds for all memberships, while stocks last.

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The benefits

As well as supporting our important work, you’ll receive:

A welcome pack (within two weeks) introducing you to the work of the Essex Wildlife Trust
A comprehensive nature reserve guide
Membership card
Essex Wildlife magazine, 3 times per year
Events guide, 3 times per year
Email updates about wildlife around the county and news from the Trust
The opportunity to get involved in a local group

Family membership also includes ‘Wildlife Watch’ membership for up to 4 children at the same address; Wildlife Watch magazine four times a year, posters, stickers, a badge and a wildlife handbook. It’s great for getting kids interested in nature.

Spring Magazine
Male Orange tip butterfly

Male Orange tip butterfly Photo - Sam Chamberlin

Your membership can help us:

Manage and protect over 8,400 acres of land (and acquire more) to help wildlife. Improve habitats so that our most threatened species can flourish. Ensure people have free access to our wonderful nature reserves. Inspire and educate children and adults about the natural world and encourage individual action to safeguard it. Secure and protect Essex’s coastal habitats to help marine wildlife to thrive. Work with MPs, councillors and businesses to protect wildlife. Consult on planning applications to protect our most important wildlife sites. Carry out extensive surveying to establish what wildlife needs our help most urgently.

Help keep Essex wild JOIN TODAY

Gift Aid

Boost your membership donation by 25% at no extra cost to you, all you need to do is confirm your Gift Aid eligibility and we can claim back the tax from your donation from HMRC!

Complete gift aid form