North Devon's Nature Needs YOU!

by North Devon Biosphere Foundation in Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th June 2019 we successfully raised £11,702 with 196 supporters in 35 days

To galvanise grassroots action to save North Devon’s world class environment for future generations.

by North Devon Biosphere Foundation in Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom

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John Fowler Holidays 17th June 2019

As a North Devon based business we are delighted to be supporting this valuable cause. We hope all donations can help protect North Devon for our residents and visitors for years to come.

Jane Hart 16th June 2019

Everyone can make a valuable contribution to the magnificent landscapes and habitats of North Devon through this initiative - working together as a community increases the impact and the fun!

Catherine Barker 15th June 2019

This is a great opportunity to help make a difference in our own corner of the world. It's depressing to hear the doom and gloom stories about nature loss due to the activities of people, but if everyone does what they can for their own backyard, the world has hope!

MICHAEL COULSON 15th June 2019

We are in danger of sleepwalking into a Silent Spring. Many of our younger generation of Devonians are unaware of how much habitat and wildlife already been lost to poorly planned development and pollution. I am so happy to be part of an initiative that is working to inform people of the problems facing the Biosphere and offering a way we can work together to make a difference. Thank you

Helene Jessop 13th June 2019

Great idea. Nature needs the active support of lots of people to survive and thrive, and in turn nature helps people in so many ways. Nature is not just a `nice to have', it's essential for life.

Wendy Oliver 12th June 2019

I only wish our area of Devon could be included. We are seeing so many meadows ploughed for maize with the consequent degradation of the soil and loss of wildlife.

Jessica Palmer-Christie 11th June 2019

I grew up in North Devon and the magic has stayed with me reminding me how lucky we are to live on such a beautiful planet. I want my children to be able to have the same experience of nature in the world.

ballscorner 11th June 2019

Devon County Council eventually declared a Climate Emergency in February 2019. T would therefore be perfectly justifiable for DCC to supplement pledges already made before both this Crowdfunder Deadline & application of Heritage Lottery Fund 6x multiplier..(Yes 6x !!!!!!)

Rave wood 10th June 2019

This is vitally important work for which the Thunderbox Collective is fully suoportive. This initiative makes CHANGE for the common good! This, we have to achieve! Good luck!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

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A nature storytelling session for a local school

That’s a great donation! Lisa Schneidau is a storyteller of traditional and modern tales including folk & fairy tales, myths, epics and stories of how it all began - particularly about nature and our relationship with the land. She has a repertoire of stories and activities for schools and family groups of all ages and has kindly offered a half-day session for a Key Stage 2 class early in the autumn term. An ideal present for a school.

£5 or more

A high-five from the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere!

You are a star – thank you so much for supporting North Devon’s nature. Our hedgehogs, butterflies and toads will be forever grateful. The names of all donors of £5 and more will be acknowledged on the project web site once we are up and running”.

£10 or more

Biosphere North Devon Cookbook

Wonderful – thank you! We’ll send you an electronic copy of this local cookbook which was compiled for us by U3A (University of the Third Age). It’s a compilation of scrumptious traditional local recipes. Bon appetit!

£20 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Butterfly Conservation membership

Butterfly Conservation membership (10 available) Perfect – thank you! Butterfly Conservation is a wonderful UK wildlife charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and our environment. They’ve kindly donated 10 free memberships to their organisation for one year, for you to snap up. Enjoy!

£20 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Boat Stories DVD

Thank you – that’s kind! We’ve been donated 10 copies of a DVD of 10 short films about life on boats on the North Devon coast. It’s called “Boat Stories”, and you’ll see what a magical place this is. A great birthday present for someone who loves the area. We’ll need your address to send it.

£20 or more

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Guided walk on Northam Burrows

Thank you – that’s kind! Mike Day (Lead Ranger) will take you on a geology walk on Northam Burrows and Seafield (near Bideford) – just across the estuary from the core area of our Biosphere Reserve. It is home to a diverse range of natural coastal habitats and wildlife. It is famous for its shingle ridge/spit formed by longshore drift with pebbles coming from further around Bideford Bay. A nice birthday present.

£30 or more

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Guided wildlife walk around Croyde

Thank you – that’s tremendous! Local wildlife experts, John and Mary Breeds will take you on a wildlife walk, the “Cream of Croyde”, a figure of 8 walk that includes a loop around Baggy & Saunton Down! The walk will be arranged before the end of September for a group of up to ten people (at £30 each). A nice birthday present for someone.

£30 or more

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Woodland management walk near Chulmleigh

Thank you – great donation! Mike Moser, woodland owner and former Chair of the SW Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee of the Forestry Commission is offering an afternoon guided walk of his diverse woodlands in the Autumn to discuss how to successfully plant new woodlands, how to manage existing woodlands for biodiversity, and opportunities for increasing the economic value of woodlands. Tea and cakes included!

£50 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Guided walk (with cake) around DWT nature reserve

A serious donation – thank you very much! Devon Wildlife Trust (you should all be members of this wonderful local organisation already - and if not, get on and join!) have kindly offered a guided visit to one of their nature reserves in North Devon (to end with some cake!). There are just six places at £50 each. Date and location to be confirmed.

£50 or more

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A Devon hedge-laying course with Tom “Mr Hedge”

A serious donation – thank you very much! This course, (to be held in the autumn in the Biosphere area) will introduce the importance and techniques of good hedgerow management and will allow you to practice traditional hedge-laying techniques (tools provided). Tom is a leading expert in the field. Great birthday present for your partner!

£50 or more

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Devon hedge-laying course with Tom “Mr Hedge”

'Mr Hedge' has very kindly offered 2 extra places. Thank you, Tom! A serious donation – thank you very much! This course, (to be held in the autumn in the Biosphere area) will introduce the importance and techniques of good hedgerow management and will allow you to practice traditional hedge-laying techniques (tools provided). Tom is a leading expert in the field. Great birthday present for your partner!

£100 or more

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Expert guided walk in the North Devon Coast AONB

Courtesy of Mr Dave Edgecombe, heritage wizard from the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) who will take the donor plus up to four friends on a guided heritage walk. Choose the theme from: Railway Heritage of the AONB - Ilfracombe area; AONBs WWII Heritage Walk – Baggy Point, Northam Burrows or Braunton Burrows; Hillforts (Iron Age Heritage in the AONB) Clovelly Dykes (Not usually open to the public)

£100 or more

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Talk on the North Devon Biosphere

Game-changing donation – thank you! Andy Bell, Manager of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere will come to your school or society in the Biosphere area to tell you all about it! What a great present to give to your children’s or grandchildren’s school!

£100 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Talk on global nature conservation

Game-changing donation – thank you! Dr Mike Moser, international conservationist, will come to your school or society in the Biosphere area to share his experiences of nature conservation in countries ranging from Iran to Mongolia. What a great present to give to your children’s or grandchildren’s school!

£500 or more

Sponsor of Pledge for Nature!

An outstanding donation – thank you so much! This is ideally suited to the most generous individual supporters and also to local businesses. We would be happy to arrange a “cheque” hand-over ceremony and press release with your company. We can also link your contribution to one specific call to action once the project starts in the Autumn.

£500 or more

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A unique Jumper hand made from local wool

A fabulous donation! Sally Vergette, a North Devon very wildlife-friendly farmer has kindly offered to make a jumper knitted with hand dyed and spun wool from her own native Devon Closewool sheep to the colours and design of the pledger’s choice. Repairs for the working life of the jumper are included! What a great present!


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