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Online Talk: Breeding Waders of the Yorkshire Dales

A curlew in the Yorkshire Dales by Ann Shadrake

Wednesday 21 February 4.30pm

In this online talk, Ian Court, Wildlife Conservation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, will outline the status of the key upland breeding wader species and how important areas such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park are for them. He will also look at the current threats, detail the habitat requirements that waders need and summarise some of the conservation work that is being undertaken to protect them. Finally, insight will be offered into how the Authority’s Nature Recovery Strategies will help to benefit a wide range of habitats and species including breeding waders.   

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Event: Friends 4 Friends

Friends of the Dales staff and volunteers by Ann Shadrake

Wednesday 6 March, 11am – 3pm, Gargrave

A social event for members with one caveat – you must bring a ‘non member’ friend with you! As we look to the future it is vital we recruit more members and so what better way to do this than encourage likeminded friends to come along and join us for a membership social comprising welcome refreshments, a short presentation, light complimentary lunch (donations are welcome!) and a leisurely three mile circular walk. NB. there is no obligation to join – just a chance to get to know us!

To book for this event please email Victoria Benn with your name and your friend/s name.

Online Talk: Connecting Young People to the Yorkshire Dales

Friends of the Dales Creative Campaigners by Harriet Gardiner

Wednesday 20 March, 4.30pm

Meet one of our Creative Campaigners – our group of passionate environmentalists aged 20-30. Ruth Garrett will be talking about the issues close to her heart as well as providing insight into the challenges faced by young people wanting to connect with or live in a National Park. In addition to supporting our work, Ruth runs her own film production company, Kittiwake Productions and is an Ambassador for Campaign for National Parks (CNP). Ruth also created a short documentary on sustainable farming featuring former Friends of the Dales trustee, farmer Anthony Bradley, made possible with a CNP New Perspectives Bursary in 2022.

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