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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Try Something New for Woods & Trees

My blog is all about trying something new and doing something for the first time.  Why not be more adventurous for a good cause?  If you only have 5 minutes, why not write to your local MP and make a difference for Woods and Trees?  It's easy as the Woodland Trust will do all the research for you and find out who your local MP is, all you have to do is fill in a quick form on their page, and they will send it for you.  

A Brand New Group

The UK Government are trying something new too - they're setting up a brand new All-Party Parliamentary Group to stand up for ancient woodland and veteran trees.  They'll be meeting up throughout the year to raise awareness of the threats to ancient woodland and their flora and fauna (which you can learn more about - and see their cute pictures - in my Flora & Fauna blog post).  The first ever meeting of this group will be on 20th October 2015, when they will elect officers, receive a presentation expert woodland ecologists, discuss the best ways to better value and protect our natural habitat, and speak up for us in Parliament.  

The more MP's that attend, the greater the chance this new parliamentary group will be a success, raising issues in parliament for years to come.  We can help by sending a message online to our local MP's asking them to attend, let them know we care about our woods and trees and want to preserve them, and the nature that inhabits them, for years to come.  


And with The Woodland Trust doing the hard work for us, all we have to do is fill in a short message form on their website, for them to look up our local MP and send the message for us.  Thank you, Woodland Trust.

Photo Credit:  Jeffrey James Pacres, Creative Commons license.

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