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"There is no other body I know that represents the nation but at the same time represents your local patch on a very personal level." Simon King OBE, President of The Wildlife Trusts

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Our Fundraising Promise

With thousands of members, 600 volunteers and 38 nature reserves open to visitors, we are the only voluntary organisation dedicated solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria.

Our important and constant work in managing nature reserves would not be possible without the generous support of our members, both through volunteering and financial contributions.

From just £3.25* a month you will be making a difference for Cumbria's wildlife and wild places.   

*based on Individual membership.

You will be supporting our work in: 

  • Creating and looking after nature reserves

  • Inspiring the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts

  • Tackling some of the biggest threats to Cumbria's wildlife

When you join Cumbria Wildlife Trust you will receive:

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  • A welcome pack bursting with information about your local wildlife and how you can get involved (sent out within approximately two weeks to either yourself or the recipient.)
  • Membership card giving you access to not only your local reserves in Cumbria but hundreds of other Wildlife Trust nature reserves in the UK
  • Three issues each year of Cumbrian Wildlife magazine
  • Our What's On guide three times a year full of events and activities to help you get involved 
  • Join with Family membership and your children will be part of Wildlife Watch
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What Cumbria Wildlife Trust does with your membership:

By becoming a regular supporter you will make a real contribution to saving nature and special wildlife places locally.

Goby fish and Sea slug - Copyright Paul NaylorThe 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:

Expenditure 2016-2017 Cumbria Wildlife Trust

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 2016-2017:

  • 3,102 hectares of wildlife habitats on our nature reserves were cared for.
  • 2,550 wildflower plug plants were planted.
  • 2,000 trees planted at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.
  • Tackling of erosion in uplands by restoring peatland; good for wildlife, combating climate change and preventing water pollution
  • 2km of new boardwalk at Meathop and Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserves & an upgraded entrance to Foulshaw Moss.
  • Supported young people starting careers in nature conservation by providing student placements, trainee schemes and work experience opportunities.
  • The build of a new training and education hub at Gosling Sike.
  • Campaigning to promote the conservation of muddy habitats in the Irish Sea.

How to join:

Join by direct debit, it's secure and straightforward or by card payment.

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

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01539 816328 

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Choose from 3 membership types:

Individual Membership just £3.25 per month (£39 annually)

Individual membership with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Just for you.

Joint Membership just £4 per month (£48 annually)

Joint membership with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

For two of you at a the same address.

Family Membership from just £4.50 per month (£54 annually)

Family membership with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

For two adults and up to four children- includes a Wildlife Watch membership for the kids.