I hope with this first posting to give a bit of background to this hugely exciting project. We decided a blog - or project diary would be the best way to keep everybody up to date with what is happening.
This project is very important for Suffolk, for wildlife and people. For us, it represents everything we are trying to achieve for local wildlife today. The money we are hoping to raise for this project will mean more land managed for wildife, more joined up habitat for species to move through - and it means we can continue to help wildlife prepare to deal with an ever changing climate.
This blog will highlight project milestones, let you know how we are progressing with our fundraising appeal and include links to other areas you may be interested in, such as images and video footage. Take a look at our image slideshow, featuring Mike Page's awe inspiring aerial shots - these highlight how vast the Suffolk Broads are.
If you would like to visit the Trust's Suffolk Broads reserves the below map shows you the location of Carlton Marshes education centre and a rough outline highlighting the broads area. This area includes Suffolk Wildlife Trust nature reserves and other land. You can park at Carlton Marshes and enjoy a good network of public footpaths:
View Suffolk Broads in a larger map
As we continue to post we would love to hear your opinions, comments and words of encouragement. We'd also love to see your images and hear about your visits and experiences of the Suffolk Broads.
To those of you who have already supported this project - through time and money - thank you. A special thank you to those who have helped by pledging to take part in the match fund challenge. Read more about this here...................