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Kent Local Group Members to visit Wildwood Trust, Herne Bay on 16th April 2012
April 16, 2012 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm£15
On 16th April – and not the end of March as previously planned – the Kent Local Group Members are having a get together at wildlife park – some would say that this is appropriate! Please feel free to come and join them.
Venue: The Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ http://www.wildwoodtrust.org
Time, Date: 13.30 to 17.30 on 16th April.
Cost: approximately £15 each for AECB members and £20 each for non-members, which will include a tea/coffee, cake and a donation to Wildwood Trust. To be confirmed
This not only gives you a chance to get together with other AECB members but also the opportunity to hear a talk from the beaver keeper into how beavers used to control our wetland habitats; how our wetlands are being destroyed and what can be done to conserve them; water use; Code water issues; SUDS and flooding;water treatment systems such constructed wetland and reed beds.
- Free access to the park (with over 300 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland including Wolves, Bison, Deer, Owls, Foxes, Red Squirrels, Wild Boar, Lynx, Wild Horses, Badgers, Beavers and more)
- and a go on the drop slide (3 storeys high)!
‘Water, waste and wetlands’
A little about the ‘green’ credentials of the Wildwood Trust . . . .
Many habitats and animal and plant species in the UK will be threatened if climate change proceeds unchecked. Renewable energy is the only way to protect our climate.
The park has taken its final step towards becoming completely powered by energy from sustainable sources, with the installation of a huge wind turbine, erected on Wednesday 5th November 2008.
In addition to the wind turbine, Wildwood has wood or pellet stoves, solar thermal systems for hot water, and solar electric panels. We compost waste animal food, recycle wood from B&Q, and source animal feed from donations from Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s and The Goods Shed farmers’ market in Canterbury.
These measures make the park more efficient, and mean our efforts to save rare and endangered wildlife do not contribute to global warming and climate change.
The cost of the Wind turbine, the wood and pellet burners, solar water heating and our green energy educational programme were met by the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, EDF Energy’s Green Fund and Canterbury City Council, through the Kentish Flats windfarm.