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YACWAG delivers its objectives in partnership with Natural England, North Somerset Council, Chris Sperring MBE (Hawk and Owl Trust), Andrew Sheppy (Cobthorn Trust), Avon Bat Group and Green Mantle who handle some of the conservation management for us.
YACWAG is a member of North Somerset Nature Net, an informal network of independent local conservation groups.
For the purchase of YACWAG’s land, we are grateful for grants from the now defunct Yanley and North Somerset Environmental Company (YANSEC), Heritage Lottery Fund, Wessex Watermark, Countryside Agency, Lattice Foundation, Yatton Parish Council, Yeo Valley Lions.
Many other organisations have helped us with our projects: Big Lottery Awards for All, Co-op Community Fund, Bristol Airport, Big Tree Plant, Smart Systems, Stowells Concrete, Bob Martins, PlantForce, Oxford Instruments, Cadbury Garden Centre, HSBC Employees Fund, Environment Agency, Western Power Distribution, Yatton Rotary Club.
YACWAG is halfway through a Higher Level Stewardship Agreement with DEFRA / Natural England under which an income in excess of £6,000 per year helps us to manage our nature reserves to meet certain agreed objectives for wildlife - for example, to provide habitat for overwintering snipe. This regular income enables us to engage contractors to help manage the Strawberry Line ditches and margins, as well as our own land.
YACWAG has been fortunate to have been remembered in several members’ wills. These legacies have in some cases enabled us to provide lasting memorials to the donors and to continue our good work. If you would like more information about including YACWAG in your will, please contact YACWAG secretary, Win Lowman (this can be done via the Contact page)