'Tees for Trees' is now 'BiodiversiTee'

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24th February 2022

Partnering with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to raise environmental awareness and support projects

We're delighted to announce that we've partnered up with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to support us with our commitment to raising environmental awareness and increase biodiversity in the Lake District and surrounding areas.

We launched our 'Tees for Trees' initiative in 2020 which has already supported several projects in Glenridding, Keswick, Coniston and at Langdale Primary School with tree planting and the development of areas to encourage wildlife. To better-reflect its aims, we're re-naming this initiative 'BiodiversiTee'.

Many people are happy to forgo their event t-shirt so if you select the 'BiodiversiTee' option the cost of the t-shirt will go towards the fund.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust looks after 41 nature reserves you can visit. These natural treasures are home to plants and animals, but they are far more than this. They help to combat the negative impacts of climate change by locking up thousands of tonnes of carbon and stopping it from seeping into the atmosphere. In some places, nature reserves store water after heavy rainfall – helping to reduce flooding.

One of these wildlife havens is Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve just off the A590. This place was damaged in the 1950’s through drainage and a commercial tree plantation, with much of the wildlife lost. Over many years, Cumbria Wildlife Trust nurtured this site back to health, the wildlife has returned and this peat habitat is now locking away 5,392 tonnes of carbon each year! Carbon that would otherwise leak into our atmosphere and contributed negatively to climate change.

It is projects like this and others to improve and care for fragile habitats and to increase biodiversity that Lakeland Trails will be supporting with the donations. To read more about the work of Cumbria Wildlife Trust visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

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