Closures and cancellations imposed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has issued a statement regarding future events and closures in response to Covid-19.

The Trust operates Donna Nook; Far Ings; Gibraltar Point; Snipe Dales; Whisby Nature Reserve; Willow Tree Fen and Woodhall Spa Airfield.

There are also education centres at Far Ings, Gibraltar Point and Whisby.

In a statement, the trust said: “Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation.

“We are reviewing our planned activities and taking sensible steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

“Following the Government’s advice we have taken the decision to cancel events and close our visitor centres, car parks and toilets until further notice.

“We will continue to monitor the situation so please check our events page for updates.

“Our nature reserves remain open but with limited facilities. We urge everyone to avoid travel and to enjoy wildlife locally.

“See below for a full list of measures we are taking following Government advice:

• Events will be cancelled until further notice. Including those organised by Area Groups and Wildlife Watch Groups.

• All school bookings will be cancelled until further notice. This includes visits to reserves by schools and our staff visiting schools.

• All volunteer work parties are suspended until further notice.

• Far Ings Visitor Centre is closed.

• Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and café is closed.

• Nature reserve car parks and toilets will be closed where possible.

• Where possible, staff will be working from home.

• The Trust Headquarters, Banovallum House, in Horncastle will be closed to casual visitors. If you wish to purchase bird food, please go direct to our suppliers, Vine House Farm (01172 530297) – they are able to deliver to your door and 4% of every sale is donated to the Trust (+£10 for new customers).

• The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards have been postponed until Autumn 2020.

“We would like to express our whole-hearted thanks to members and visitors for your ongoing support.

“The environment needs our help now more than ever and our staff will continue to be caring for our sites, protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature.

“We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time. Please take care and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.”

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