Wild at 60

Wild at 60

60 years protecting wildlife in Surrey

In March 1958, John Clegg, a museum curator in Haslemere and keen ecologist, wrote to his acquaintance, John Sankey: “I wonder if a few of us might get together to formulate some plans about a Trust”. One year later, the Surrey Naturalists' Trust was born. 

Over 60 years later our name may have changed, but the motivation that inspired our founders remains the same. 2019 marks a milestone for the Trust. We begin a new chapter with a new CEO and a new approach to conservation in Surrey. We have the chance to shape environmental laws and protect wildlife for generations to come. If we act now, in 60 years’ time wildlife could be thriving and at the heart of everyday life.


Our history

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David Attenborough at Nower Wood in 1985

What's happening in 2019

Join us for a series of events celebrating our successes and looking ahead to the next 60 years of protecting wildlife in Surrey

Celia Lewis - Hare on Blockprint

Celia Lewis - Hare on Blockprint

Wild Surrey Art & Photography Exhibition

View the winning and shortlisted entries

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Billy the Badger on Guildford High Street

© Surrey Wildlife Trust

Guildford Goes Wild

We enjoyed a weekend of wild activities on Guildford High Street

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60th anniversary events