Bring back the beavers to Cheshire

by Cheshire Wildlife Trust in Norley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th September 2020 we successfully raised £5,420 ( + est. £1166.25 Gift Aid ) with 194 supporters in 20 days

After 400 years of local extinction, we're bringing beavers back to Cheshire!

by Cheshire Wildlife Trust in Norley, England, United Kingdom

Cheshire Wildlife Trust are planning to release a pair of beavers at Hatchmere Brook this autumn. After 400 years of local extinction, beavers will be returning to Cheshire!

If Hatchmere Nature Reserve can be made ready to receive the beavers by October, there’s every chance it could be home to the first beaver kits (baby beavers) next year!

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But first, the site needs to be prepared with a beaver-proof fence which needs £30,000 of funding. The fence and access gates must be installed before the beavers arrive, so the work must be completed as soon as possible.

Work on the site must begin before the land becomes too wet to access so the money must be raised by 18th September. If Cheshire Wildlife Trust have the funds ready in time, the contractors will get the green light, and they will be well on the way to getting the beavers on site this year.

If you can help today, beavers could very well return to Cheshire this autumn!

Thank you for your support,

Kev Feeney

Hatchmere Living Landscapes Officer

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UPDATE: 

We’ve done it - we’ve hit our target of £30,000! With everyone who has donated by post, via our website and all of you here on Crowdfunder, we’ve reached the total we need for the beaver-proof fence! A huge thank you to everybody who has donated. See the latest update for more...

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£23 or more

Put your foot down

£23 can buy 2ft of our beaver-proof fencing! You will receive a downloadable certificate for your 2ft of fence, and our beaver reintroduction booklet download as a thank you for your support.

£5 or more

Kids donation

*Children only* Our younger donors will receive a downloadable certificate and a colour-me-in beaver!

£10 or more

Barmy about beavers

For £10 you will receive a downloadable booklet all about the reintroduction of beavers!

£50 or more

Watch our beaver release

You will get an invite to livestreamed beaver release event as well as a certificate for your foot of fence and our beaver reintroduction booklet.

£200 or more

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Hatchmere guided tour

A guided tour of our Hatchmere reserve with a group of other supporters and Kev. Keep your eyes open for signs of our beaver family! You will also receive a certificate for your foot of fence and our beaver reintroduction booklet.

£500 or more

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Private guided tour

You and a few chosen friends or family members will get a private guided tour around Hatchmere to see our family of beavers. You will also receive a certificate for your foot of fence and our beaver reintroduction booklet.

£1,000 or more

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Bespoke experience

For large donations, please get in touch and we'll arrange a bespoke experience for you.

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