Pledge for Nature
Crowdfunder success - Thank you!
Following our successful crowdfunder campaign we are now poised to apply to the National Lottery Heritage Fund so we can begin a 3-year project costing £90,000.
North Devon’s local economy of agriculture, tourism, forestry and fisheries depends on the natural environment, and our natural systems are also crucial for tackling climate change and safeguarding future generations. Cuckoos, lapwings and curlews, once widespread across our farmed landscape, are heading towards local extinction. Salmon and freshwater pearl mussels in the Taw and Torridge rivers are in grave decline. Swifts, swallows, hedgehogs, bees and butterflies are struggling to thrive as they once did. More than 92% of our iconic flower-rich culm grassland has been destroyed over the past 100 years.
If our Lottery bid is successful, the Pledge for Nature! project will launch in the Autumn and we plan to issue a call for action each quarter with various projects to engage the community in voluntary actions for nature.
Examples of actions are:
Donors who made this possible
Our grateful thanks also go to those who offered rewards including: