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

Discover our history

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

Urban badger

© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

6 for 60

Pledges for wildlife

Sign up to take 6 pledges for wildlife and you'll be entered into our weekly draw to win a hamper of eco-products!

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Celia Lewis - Hare on Blockprint

Celia Lewis - Hare on Blockprint

Wild Surrey Art & Photography Competition

Enter for the chance to have your work displayed in a 3 week exhibition at the Guildford House Gallery on Guildford High Street and win up to £500!

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Sophie Pavelle

© Jack Johns/Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Youth Summit

Join us at Nower Wood Education Centre, near Leatherhead, for our Youth Summit - a chance for 16-18 year olds to come together and stand up for nature in our 60th year.

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Billy the Badger on Guildford High Street

© Surrey Wildlife Trust

Guildford Goes Wild

Join us for a weekend of wild activities on Guildford High Street as part of our 60th anniversary celebrations.

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60th anniversary events