Celebrating half a century of conservation at Formby

The National Trust is celebrating 50 years of caring for the coastline at Formby on Merseyside.

The conservation charity says the area is of great importance for its shifting sand dunes and rare forms of wildlife.

210 hectares of beach and pine woods have been managed by the trust since 1967.

Wildlife that lives at Formby includes rare Natterjack Toads, sand lizards and red squirrels in the pine woods.

It is also much loved by locals and visitors with its stunning views that stretch out towards Wales, the Irish Sea and the Lake District.

50 years is a fantastic achievement and we are so proud to reach this milestone. We couldn’t do it without our dedicated staff and volunteers and the support of our local community who work so hard to help care for the coast, managing it and maintaining it for generations to come. We’re looking forward to the next 50 years and hope that everyone will join in the celebrations by coming along to one of our events happening throughout the year or just taking time out to enjoy this special place.”

2017 is particularly significant because it marks Sefton Council’s Year of the Coast. It was also recently announced that the Trust is in conversations with the Council about the possibility of caring for an additional 204 hectares of land, currently managed by Sefton.

– JUSTIN MATTHEWS, RANGER FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST AT FORMBY

We know how important the coast is and reaching 50 years in Formby is a significant milestone for the National Trust.

“With 2017 being the Year of Sefton’s Coast and the positive discussions taking place between National Trust and Sefton Council over the potential transfer of land in Formby, there is so much to celebrate. Here’s to the next 50 years as well!”

– SEFTON COUNCIL SPOKESMAN

Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby for a list of events at the National Trust Formby.

However, in Ainsdale Sefton Council are showing another face, with the incoming destruction of prime wildlife habitat.

http://www.otsnews.co.uk/bootle-committee-vote-in-favour-of-appalling-ainsdale-woodland-destruction/

 

 

 


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