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Membership is our only stable source of income. Please help our vital work for wildlife. You can join us from as little as £3.50 a month.

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Joining Cumbria Wildlife Trust costs less than you think. Whether you enjoy walking through beautiful places, discovering new things, learning about wildlife or simply have a passion to protect your local wildlife, Cumbria Wildlife Trust has everything you need to get you started.

Our work to protect our local wildlife has never been so important.

Why join Cumbria Wildlife Trust?

Every single person who joins Cumbria Wildlife Trust makes a massive difference to Cumbria's natural world.

Together we can make a real difference for our children and our children's children by protecting Cumbria's wildlife and wild places for tomorrow.

  • You will be protecting 38 nature reserves around Cumbria both at land and sea from multiple threats
  • You will be safeguarding the survival of Cumbria's wildlife through vital conservation projects
  • You will be inspiring young people to make a place for nature in their fast paced digital lives 

Goodies you'll get with your membership:

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  • A welcome pack* bursting with information about your local wildlife and how you can get involved
  • Your membership card will give you access to not only your local nature reserves in Cumbria but hundreds of other Wildlife Trust nature reserves around the UK
  • Three editions a year of Cumbrian Wildlife magazine.
  • Our What's On guide three times a year - full of events and activities to help you get involved
  • Opportunity to join a local group to meet like-minded people and support the work of the Trust in your area.
  • Invites to member-only events chosen especially for you.

*Your welcome packs will be sent you within approximately two weeks of you joining us.

What Cumbria Wildlife Trust does with your membership:

From just £3.50 a month you will make a real contribution to saving nature and special wildlife places locally.

The needs for funds is ever present - we simply would not be able to continue our vital work without membership income.

  • Buy and care for nature reserves in Cumbria
  • Inspiring the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts
  • Tackling some of the biggest threats to Cumbria's wildlife
  • Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement gives us the driving force to stand up for wildlife and nature conservation on a national scale too.

How £1 is spent on protecting Cumbria’s natural world:

Income and expenditure in the year ended 31 March 2016

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Every single one of our members contributes to helping nature in Cumbria.

Here are just a few examples of the work that our members helped make possible over the past 2 years:

  • Restorating over 57 hectares of species-rich grassland
  • Planting of 13,000 wildflower plug plants to bring 150 hectares of hay meadows back to life
  • Tackling erosion in uplands by restoring peatland; good for wildlife, combating climate change and preventing water pollution
  • Completing of the long terms restoration work of Foulshaw Moss nature reserve; a nesting site for ospreys
  • Supporting young people starting careers in nature conservation by providing student placements, trainee schemes and work experience opportunities
  • Campaigning for the designation of further Marine Conservation Zones

Joining Cumbria Wildlife Trust today is easy

Membership is our only stable source of income. You will be ensuring that Cumbria’s beautiful wild places can be enjoyed for generations to come. Could you support wildlife with a donation of £5 a month or more?

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By Direct Debit By paying a monthly membership subscription via direct debit online is easy to set up, hassle free and helps us to reduce our administration costs - meaning more of your membership subscription goes directly towards helping Cumbria's wildlife.

By phone If you'd like to talk to us about becoming a member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust just call Kate Harnott, Membership Administrator who will be happy to help.

01539 816328 

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By email If you'd like to talk to us about becoming a member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust email Kate Harnott, Membership Administrator who will be happy to help.

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