Parks Trust appeals for donations to fund new projectsOct 03, 2011
The trust plans to plant up to 100 black poplar trees on the floodplains of the rivers Great Ouse and OuseI in a bid to restore its declining numbers. Milton Keynes has exactly the right growing condtions for the species, said a MKPT spokesman.
The Parks Trust is also planning to seed new wildflower areas in Linford Wood, Howe Park Wood at Tattenhoe and at nearby Hazeley Wood to create havens for insects, birds and animals.
At Stony Stratford Nature Reserve, volunteers have been creating more wetland habitat for waterfowl and waders. The Trust is planning to purchase two new bird hides for the conservation area.
Parks trust chief executive David Foster said: “The projects we have selected will benefit the ecology and wildlife of Milton Keynes and can be enjoyed by everyone in the city. Any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated and help us carry out these important projects.”
The Parks Trust spends more than £4 million a year managing Milton Keynes’ 4,500 acres of parks and green spaces.
Mr Foster said: As a self-financing charity we generate this income ourselves mainly through our investments and our property portfolio, none of it comes from local people’s council tax.
"To find the funds to do projects which are really the icing on the cake is not easy and so some local donations would make a real difference.”
- To make a donation, visit the donations page on the Trust’s website www.theparkstrust.com . You can also make a donation when booking tickets online for the Trust’s events.