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!
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,
Hatchmere Living Landscapes Officer
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...