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26 October 2017
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Foxearth Meadows scoops special site status

26 October 2017, Comments Comments Off on Foxearth Meadows scoops special site status

It’s a pleasant cycle ride to ‘a tranquil haven’. Visit our nature reserve Foxearth Meadows – and leave your bike safely locked up – while you tour what is now officially one of the most valuable wildlife areas in Essex.

Foxearth Meadows has been recognised as a Local Wildlife Site. The 11-acre reserve also boasts the recent installation of galvanised steel cycle racks to encourage more bike riders to visit. ‘The designation is recognition of the significant conservation interest Foxearth Meadows holds and acknowledges that the site is of county significance,’ said Local Wildlife Sites Officer for Essex Wildlife Trust John More.


26 October 2017
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Appeal: Help us show that Christians care for God’s earth

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Massive changes mean massive opportunities. As Britain prepares to leave the EU, critical policies may challenge UK nature. If we can show that our projects work and people support them, we can make a difference. So we’re asking for your help.

It’s vital that we unite communities to care for their environment. It’s vital that Christians lead the way, as a core expression of faith. It’s our hope that A Rocha UK will become their place of inspiration and provision for that work.


5 October 2017
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Come along to the Eco Church Conference

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Following a successful southern event in Central London at the weekend, we’re looking forward to the northern conference in Sheffield on 21st October.

With delegates already registered from far and wide, this is a wonderful opportunity for us to get together and share the journey of making our churches more sustainable.

Why not join us to hear from speakers such as Ruth Valerio – formerly of A Rocha UK, now Director of Global Advocacy and Influencing at Tearfund – A Rocha UK CEO Andy Atkins (pictured) and Harriet Carty, Director of Caring for God’s Acre?


31 August 2017
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Rare find at Foxearth Meadows

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It’s a rare treat – and it’s turned up at our nature reserve Foxearth Meadows! The variable damselfly hasn’t been seen in the region since the end of World War II.

According to the British Dragonfly Society, the variable damselfly is scattered but uncommon across mainland Britain. And despite being well known from a handful of sites, the species’ distribution still remains ‘something of an unravelled mystery’, said the BDS.

So it’s not surprising our Conservation Director Andy Lester is over the moon about our latest visitor! ‘Once again it’s exciting news for a site that’s recently been labelled as one of the best places to see dragonflies in the UK by BBC Wildlife magazine,’ said Andy. ‘Indeed, the site has appeared in numerous publications over the past few weeks – both local and national – and featured on BBC’s Countryfile programme.’


16 August 2017
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Join our volunteer week!

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Explore a 76-acre wonderland, enjoy a packed programme of eco-activities and discover the wilds of Wales! How do you do that? On the A Rocha UK Volunteer Week, that’s how!

From 1st-5th September, this five-day programme will run at the St Madoc Centre amid some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. During your stay there’ll be plenty to do – from bird surveys to exploratory walks led by Steve and Elaine Swinney. Find out more about some of the amazing creatures that live nearby from expert ecologists like Peter Sturgess.


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