Local Nature Partnerships
Local Nature Partnerships are a Central Government initiative that seek to raise awareness and help everyone get more involved in the natural world, bringing together the work of the economic, social, cultural and environmental sectors of society.
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
The Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership (GLNP) was one of the first Government-accredited Local Nature Partnerships in the country, launching in November 2012.
It represents over 45 organisations working together to achieve more for nature across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire. It builds on the success of its predecessor organisation the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Partnership, and is set within the global framework of biodiversity conservation.
GLNP co-ordinates the Lincolnshire Biodiversity Action Plan, manages the Lincolnshire Environmental Records Centre and co-ordinates the Local Sites system recognising sites of wildlife or geological importance, and co-ordinates the Geodiversity Strategy.
By working across four thematic areas: farming with nature, planning with nature, enjoying nature and being well with nature; it brings organisations together to develop a shared vision for the natural environment, identify common aims and help everyone to work and live more closely with nature.
GLNP is based in the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Banovallum House in Horncastle.
Humber Nature Partnership
The Humber Estuary is internationally important for wildlife. It is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the Habitats Regulations. It is also internationally important wetland under the Ramsar Convention. These designations form a European Marine Site (EMS).
The Humber Nature Partnership works with its members and others to deliver the sustainable management of the Humber Estuary European Marine Site.
The work of the partnership work fits into three main categories:
- Delivery of the Humber Management Scheme
- Providing ecological services to members
- Developing and implementing projects to help meet the Humber's Conservation Objectives
The partnership also hosts and provides the secretariat for the Humber Nature Forum.
Vine House Farm
Did you know that when you buy bird food from Vine House Farm for the first time, £5 is donated to your local Wildlife Trust, and up to 5% of all future sales on an ongoing basis?
The Wildlife Trusts have been in partnership with conservation award-winning Vine House Farm since 2007. They farm in a way that encourages wildlife by offering a wide range of habitats, while growing, packing and dispatching bird seed direct from their Lincolnshire farm, ensuring that their family-run business always operates in an environmentally-friendly way.
During their long term commitment to supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ work, in protecting and restoring areas for nature and inspiring people to experience wildlife first-hand, Vine House Farm has donated in excess of £1,000,000 to The Wildlife Trusts, with over £25,600 going to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
Wildlife friendly bird food delivered to your door
To find out more about Vine House Farm and to buy food direct from their conservation award-winning farm in South Lincolnshire, click here to visit Vine House Farm’s website.
Wildlife friendly farming
Fourth-generation farmer Nicholas Watts has been working the land at Vine House Farm in Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, since he was a boy. Over the last 20 years, thanks to wildlife-friendly measures put in place at the farm, barn owl and whitethroat numbers have quadrupled, and tree sparrow and lapwing numbers have increased ten-fold.
Nicholas Watts is a member of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust council and chairman of the South Holland Area Group.
Feeding the birds
To find out everything you need to know about feeding birds, take a look at this fabulous video from Vine House Farm.
Melton Building Society
The Melton Building Society is working with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to raise funds to protect wildlife and encourage enjoyment of the natural world. The Society will be generating funds and increasing awareness of the Trust through a number of initiatives.
Wildlife Information Centre
A Wildlife Information Centre in the Society’s newly refurbished branch on the High Street, Grantham was opened on 28 October 2014 by former England rugby international Rory Underwood and the Mayor of Grantham.
Call in and discover more about wildlife, nature reserves and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. You could also take advantage of the special offer of a one year Family Membership of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for just £10 – a saving of £30, which is available for a limited period.
Wild Ones Young Savers
The Melton is giving away special Wild Ones Packs to children up to 16 years old who open a Wild Ones Young Savers Account at any of their branches.
The Wild Ones Packs contain a pocket wildlife guide, wildflower seeds and more, encouraging young people to enjoy wildlife and get into the habit of saving. New Wild Ones Young Savers can also choose one of the limited edition passbook wallets – will yours be a lizard, toad, harvest mouse or a seal?
Buying a new home?
The Melton will donate £150 to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for every Trust member who completes on a mortgage (terms and conditions apply).
Visit The Melton to find out more.