Life on our planet is under extreme threat. Cookham people can and should take action to address this locally, both as individuals and as a community. WildCookham helps make this happen.
We know that the environmental challenges facing us can only be fully solved through international cooperation, but we believe that people and communities must take action locally if real and lasting change is to be achieved.
Our goal is to make Cookham a community that both takes action and encourages personal commitment to address these great challenges. WildCookham champions local environmental issues, biodiversity and wildlife protection. We get involved in practical ways and provide opportunities for everyone to play their part. We use our knowledge, our local commitment and our energy to show that all life matters. And we have the strength that comes from being a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission: charity number 1193867.
How can you get involved?
· Come to our regular talks, walks and other events to learn about our local wildlife and wild habitats and about broader environmental issues
· Bring your expertise to help develop our combined knowledge and experience
· Attend our workshops to develop more advanced local skills and knowledge
· Raise awareness of local environmental issues and engage with us to help address
· Join our teams surveying our local habitats to establish the sound data and arguments to underpin our case
· Help manage one of our local reserves or work on one of our growing number of projects across Cookham
· Make your own garden a little wilder through our annual Wild About Gardens Awards
· Share your wildlife experiences via our Facebook page and this website
· Help us to manage our growing range of activities and local relationships
Who is supporting us?
Founder: Cindy Barnes
We have a committee and volunteer leaders who are running specialist projects.
Lars Ahlgren Projects
Brian Clews Talks and Walks
Mike Copland Chair and Other Groups Liaison
Ann Greenwood Membership
Andrew Padmore Talks and Walks
Lynne Peperell Events Management
Charlotte Serpell Meetup / Publicity
Lou Young Track Camera
Rob Acker Hedgerow survey
Lars Ahlgren Veteran trees
Pam Campin Wild About Gardens
Mike Day Harris Woodbridge Reserve
Graham Pockett Holy Trinity Church Paddock
John Southgate Wilding the Commons
Derek and Gwen Tyler Pond survey