Please find our latest news as well as updates about work at a national level and with our partners.

  • Yorkshire charity urges MPs to bolster Landfill Communities Fund

    Wednesday 16th November, 2016

    Barn owl (Credit Elliott Neep)

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is calling on all Yorkshire MPs to return the level of funding for local communities to its former level.

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  • Potteric Carr temporary closure

    Tuesday 15th November, 2016

    Potteric Carr Visitor Centre in construction

    Thanks to the support our our members, partners and funders, we are delighted to announce that our brand new visitor centre at Potteric Carr is almost complete. To provide the finishing touches, the nature reserve will be closed from Monday 21st November until Saturday 26th November.

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  • Mother and son tackle Yorkshire’s waves of waste

    Monday 14th November, 2016

    During a week’s family holiday from Newcastle Sal Bennett and her son Dylan removed 1,226 kg of litter from Spurn National Nature Reserve

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  • John Lewis Christmas advert will bring joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts are John Lewis's Christmas charity partner

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  • A ‘shining light of success’ for the award-winning Spurn Lighthouse that has welcomed over 3500 visitors

    Monday 7th November, 2016

    Spurn Lighthouse (Credit George Stoyle)

    Concerns over access are put to bed as Yorkshire Wildlife Trust welcomes over 3500 visitors to Spurn Lighthouse since opening earlier this year.

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  • Vote for us!

    Friday 4th November, 2016

    Townclose Hills (credit YWT)

    Our 'Kippax Community's Gateway to Nature' project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is calling on people to vote in Tesco stores to win the top prize of £12000 to improve the area.

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  • More than two thirds of visitors say Spurn centre would improve their experience

    Wednesday 2nd November, 2016

    Proposed YWT Spurn Visitor Centre (Credit SALT Architects)

    The latest in a series of nature-based tourism studies conducted across the East Riding has revealed that more than two thirds of tourists (71%) believe a visitor centre at Spurn would benefit their experience of visiting the National Nature Reserve.

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  • ‘Otterly’ wonderful!

    Tuesday 1st November, 2016

    Otters (Credit Carl Watts)

    Caught on camera! Otters are doing well in East Yorkshire says Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Spurn Visitor Centre plans now on planning portal

    Monday 31st October, 2016

    Proposed YWT Spurn Visitor Centre (SALT Architects)

    Following a refusal of planning permission for a new purpose-built visitor centre at Spurn in July, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have submitted a new application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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  • Clifton Beck wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

    Monday 31st October, 2016


    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has recently received £74,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), as well as contribution and support from the Environment Agency (EA), the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, Calderdale Council and the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council for an exciting project to improve Clifton Beck in West Yorkshire.

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