2012 News Archive and Older
The community and wildlife lovers in Dorset are today celebrating the news of a £119,778 funding boost from SITA Trust to help restore Upton Heath after the devastating fire last year.
With a long bank holiday approaching, celebrations and great weather, why not treat yourself to some rather special homemade tipple? Perfect for street parties, BBQs... or just because!
Bridging Dorset’s unique Fleet lagoon is a military operation at Chesil Beach, with the building of a boardwalk by Army engineers. While their colleagues are serving in Afghanistan, the remaining members of 26 Engineer regiment are constructing a new wooden access to cross the Fleet adjacent to the new Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.
Upton Heath History Day - Pimps, benders, besoms, bodgers and faggots.
A look back on the on the day and the various people that were there.
This half term art students from Budmouth College are celebrating Dorset’s wildlife with beautiful ceramic art inspired by the natural environment around the county. The year 13 students will be showcasing their artistic talent at an exhibition hosted at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre, near Weymouth.
Studland Bay was given an underwater spruce-up on Saturday when divers removed litter from the seabed as part of an international Dive against Debris. Local dive school Flippas n Fins teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust for the special event, which saw twenty divers collecting a variety of rubbish from plastic cups and knives to discarded rope and even an old boat rudder, from the seagrass meadow.
This Summer Dorset Wildlife Trust is inviting you to a spectacular glass-bottomed kayak safari at one of Dorset’s most beautiful wildlife hotspots, Kimmeridge Bay. Summer is the perfect time to view the magnificent marine wildlife around Dorset’s coast, and what better way to explore this watery world than by bobbing along on the tide, without disturbing the nature around you.
A new three-county project will stem the spread of non-native invasive plants throughout the River Avon and its tributaries to protect the future of their native wildlife. According to those involved, nothing on this scale has been tried before in the UK.
This May, Dorset Wildlife Trust takes its Welly Zone event to east Dorset, with a new stomping ground for exploration Poole’s Baiter Park. This 3 year long project aims to explore Dorset’s famous coastline, with a simple shoreline wildlife survey that all the family can get involved in. All you need is a pair of wellies!
Staff at Grapevine Telecom have raised £5000 for Dorset’s wildlife as part of their charity fundraising year. The mobile telecoms company, based in Poole and Bath, celebrated its 20th year of trading by setting out to raise £20,000 for charity in 2011, with one quarter going to Dorset Wildlife Trust to protect the county’s wildlife.