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'We are dedicated to the protection, conservation, improvement, and increased appreciation of the parks ... We are composed entirely of members, many of whom are our volunteers. We have no employed or full-time staff. We organise activities throughout the year offering members the opportunity to meet in an informal setting. (In) our Talks ... we learn about such things as local history, the natural world, and insights into The Royal Parks and Historic Royal Palaces.'

'We are the only membership and campaigning charity for the Dales – we want to see this special area remain protected, valued, enjoyed and loved - always. We are, in essence, the friends of the dales ... If you love the Dales, please join us as an individual or joint member, or as a business member or group member. In return you'll receive a fantastic magazine four times a year plus free entry to our annual events programme.'

'East Dorset Heritage Trust is a small educational charity established over 30 years ago. Our home is Allendale House, centered in the wonderful market town of Wimborne Minster and we offer the opportunity to learn no matter what your age or ability ... We offer heritage events throughout the year with guided walks, talks or visits to interesting and unusual places.'

'Located in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador, the volcanic Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory of evolution and a conservation template for the rest of the world. Consisting of thirteen main islands and over 120 rocky islets are surrounded by 133,000 km2 of marine reserve, both land and sea are home to an incredible array of species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth ... Coming to one of our events is a fantastic way to get more involved with conservation in Galapagos and can be a great opportunity to meet GCT staff and fellow supporters. We run a variety of events throughout the year which regularly feature talks by experts in their field so can be a great way to learn more about this fascinating Archipelago.'

'The John Muir Trust is a community focused conservation charity dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places across the UK. Founded in 1983, we care for some of the finest wild places in the UK, including Ben Nevis, Helvellyn and Sandwood Bay. Over 25,000 members, supporters and partners contribute to our work.'

'Formed in 1962 to conserve the river for future generations and represents all river users whether they be fishermen, walkers, boat owners or just interested in its very rich history, traditions, flora and fauna.'

'We are the membership charity, working in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the South Downs National Park Trust to campaign, protect and conserve the landscape of the park, so that it can be enjoyed by everyone, for future generations ... We hold an array of talks and other events. A program of talks open to the public is being arranged to complement our objective of preserving and protecting the South Downs National Park. We also regularly join community events in and around the Park to engage with people who love and cherish its unique landscape.'

'A group of enthusiastic volunteers who care about two of Blackpool’s favourite green spaces. We have a number of sub groups who get involved in gardening, wildlife conservation and events ... The meetings enable the group to share information, provide updates and discuss issues. We also book guest speakers from time to time. Our meetings are open to non-members.'

'Stanpit Marsh is situated on the north side of Christchurch Harbour, just below the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. The 65 hectare site has an unusual combination of habitats including salt marsh with creeks and salt pans, reed beds, freshwater marsh, gravel estuarine banks and sandy scrub. It was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1964 and in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.' Occasional talks organized by the Friends.

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