Super Campaigner News – November
Hello and welcome to my first Whittle update! Thank you for your patience while I have found my feet. It’s been a hectic first month or so!
The first reminder for this month is that its Tree Charter Day on Saturday 24th November. This is our opportunity to celebrate all things trees and spend a moment appreciating everything they do for us. Remember you can read and sign the Charter here. This is a perfect opportunity to hold an autumnal event like a walk or coffee morning. We can help you with resources for for this – just give me a shout. We also want as much social media coverage as possible running up to, and on the day so you can all get involved. The hashtag is #TreeCharterDay. Let me know your plans!
The other big (enormous) campaign for us to get stuck into is HS2, Phase 2b. The consultation on the environmental statement for Phase 2b is open until December 21st. The key takeaway is that 37 ancient woodlands are threatened with damage or destruction adding up to 16.7 hectares which is much worse than we thought. It is essential that we send as many responses objecting to the plans as possible. That’s where you come in. To help with this I have uploaded a work plan for you in the library section of whittle. Feel free to use this as much or as little as you need. The link to our campaign that we’d like you to share is this http://www.woodlandtru.st/cljIz – I know this isn’t a bitly link but it is already shortened and hopefully it will mean I can report how many clicks we get!
I know it’s been very quiet at our end over the last few months but it’s still important that we know what you’ve been up to. If you are a Super Campaigner volunteer, please fill in the hours & activity survey for last month. Even if you have only ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ WT posts we would love to know that you’re doing it – it makes a massive difference. Extra information is a bonus!!
You can fill in the survey here.
Thank you for all your hard work,
Super Campaigner Volunteer Network Manager
Super Campaigner Volunteer of the Month
Super Campaigner of the month will start again in the next update! Make sure you fill out the survey and keep me up to date with what’s happening!
- The Scottish Government is inviting everyone in Scotland to help write the next national policy for forestry, woodland and trees https://bit.ly/2OjjoFk
- Ask Welsh AMs to support Agroforestry. https://bit.ly/2Ofo1jO
- Help save Coed Wern from destruction https://bit.ly/2OYDr0W
Latest Campaigns and Government News
The latest blogs written by staff in the Trust’s campaigns and government affairs teams. Read on to learn more about our work and what you are helping us to achieve.
- The monthly campaigns update can be found here https://bit.ly/2zS0voR A new one will be up in the next few days keep an eye out!
- Read about what happened when we took the Northern Forest to the Labour Conference https://bit.ly/2zlkFGz
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Learning & Inspiration
Learn about which mushrooms are safe to eat and how to get the most out of your foraging experience, without damaging the environment they’re growing in.
- Mushrooms – which to eat? https://bit.ly/2JvnQjE
- Red Squirrels – https://bit.ly/2RrwUc0
- Deadwood – A Hallowe’en Tale https://bit.ly/2P4AtrI