Local information – contacts at Surrey Wildlife Trust

This information has been passed to us by a Wildlife Trust volunteer, M. Williams.

See also Surrey Wildlife Trust website for all details of personnel and their activities – click here to go to their website –
Surrey Wildlife Trust

Following the Surrey Wildlife Trust reorganisation in 2017, the following contacts may be useful to people in Chilworth
– Enquiries about River Search still go to Glen Skelton.
– Our liaison person is John Wiltshire, he handles queries about trees etc. I met John about 12 years ago when I was working for Surrey Wildlife Trust and he was a volunteer in the Guildford area, he is very well respected by everybody.
– The best contact if you want to purchase a study, e.g. into bats, dormice, snakes etc is Jamel. Many of us know Jamel from his sterling work on really difficult reserves such as Thundry Meadows and Vann Lake, his regular informative walks and his management of volunteer work groups. Also many people know him through the Surrey Reptile and Amphibian Group (SARG). I am delighted that he has been promoted to the role of Environmental Consultant for SWT.
– Our local Ranger, Leo, is sorely missed by those of us who visit Chinthurst Hill, especially those who enjoyed watching the pigs do practical and innovative conservation work. Leo left for a management role in Natural England. I visited one of his reserves last week, it is sad that there are so few within a 20 minute drive of us. I am sure that you will join me in wishing him continued success.
Finally the SWT “What’s On” guide is available both on-line and in the traditional paper format.

M. Williams
Surrey Wildlife Trust volunteer”


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