YACWAG plans to keep in touch with members and the wider community via email and this website during the current difficult times.
I thought I would write to all members to reassure you that YACWAG is alive and well despite the challenging times and the necessary restrictions on our movement. The main impact of the pandemic will be on our proposed events for the year, including the AGM. It is not anticipated that we will be able to resume gatherings of any sort until September. In the meantime nature continues. All around us are signs of spring with plenty of bird activity. This is also true of our nature reserves and, whether they are managed or unmanaged this year, nature will make the most of it.
YACWAG officers and trustees will be working together through the marvels of modern technology and are resolved to do business as normal. We will produce the annual accounts and a report and circulate these electronically to all members. Hopefully we may be able to have a belated AGM in the autumn.
We can all still enjoy nature close at home and have a time experimenting maybe with making our gardens even more welcoming to wildlife. There are links below to various online activity you may be interested in. Why not consider joining the YACWAG Facebook group or pick up your pen and enter the extended deadline writing competition?
Please take care, stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all again later in the year. Nature is the best tonic!
On Saturday 27th June 2020, the Congresbury VIRTUAL FETE will go live.
YACWAG, as we have for the last 20 years, has a stall, and we would like to invite you to visit our stall at the Virtual Fete. There will be a short promotional video, activities for families and an idea for a walk with a difference along the Strawberry Line. You can find us - and the rest of the community groups with a virtual stall - at
The answers to the YACWAG quiz on the virtual YACWAG stall will appear on this page from 4th July for one week.
In conjunction with Yatton Library Writers Group YACWAG are holding a competition for writers and image makers with the theme “Nature as your Neighbour”.
The Short Story, Prose (non-fiction) and Poetry elements are open to both adults and 12-18 year olds.
The Book Cover section is open to adults, 12-18 year olds and also to 7-12 year olds.
Closing date – now extended to 3oth June 2020.
For full details please click on the links below.
We are working towards our local nature sites being positively managed, improved and extended wherever possible.
Perhaps you are free one morning to join a work party to help out on one of the sites we manage?
Or perhaps an organised walk or talk interests you?
We are a friendly group who would welcome your presence.
To get involved, YACWAG membership is not necessary.