Get Devon Buzzing, autumn evening events and other info

Local Nature Partnership
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July is Devon Pollinators' Month - please help to Get Devon Buzzing! 

LNP partners across Devon are encouraging everyone to get involved and do something for our pollinators.  See the LNP website for more information.  The campaign (which will be ongoing) includes: 


  • Loads of pollinator related events in July.
  • The Devon Pollinators’ Pledge - please sign and promote the pledge.
  • A  pollinator photography competition with pollinator prizes! (closes in September)

Please get involved via Twitter and Facebook - #devonpollinators - and let us know if you are organising an event.    For copies of Get Devon Buzzing postcards or posters, or help to promote the campaign at events or meetings, please contact

Issues / ideas to raise with the LNP Board?

The next Board meeting is on Friday 22nd July.  The agenda includes Catchment Partnerships (presentation from the West Country Rivers Trust), Brexit, 25 Year Environment Strategy, devolution and 2017 campaigns.  If you have any issues or ideas which you would like raising with the Board please email  For a list of Board members please see our website.

Winter Evening Workshops......what would be useful?

As a follow up to the April Conference we are planning a series of evening workshops over the autumn / winter.  These could follow up discussions started at the conference or include some of the soapbox offers.  Let us know what would be useful.  If you have any ideas for themes or presentations please email 



Natural Devon Facebook and Twitter

Please join us on Twitter and Facebook to help promote environmental work and issues across Devon.  See links from the front page of our website.  If you would like anything (which helps to meet our aims) promoted via social media please email

New - Devon Environment Map Viewer

Devon County Council has published an interactive map showing environmental information relating to ecology, geology, landscapes, public access, flood risk and historic environment.  See


Woodfuel bid submitted

The joint LNP / LEP wood group was successful in the first stage of a European bid for funding for a woodfuel project.  The final bid has just been submitted and we should hear by September.  See the LNP website for more information or contact or Mark.prior@forestry.gsi.

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Devon Invasives Forum to be established

At the recent SW Invasives Conference, organised by Kate Hills at South West Water, it was agreed that the Devon Japanese Knotweed Forum should evolve into a broader Devon Invasives Forum.  If you are interested in getting involved please contact  Thanks to Jeremy Peirce, at JP Associates for helping to move this forwards.
(pic = floating pennywort).

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Sir John Lawton Lecture and LNP Spring Conference - ideas for 2017 lecture?

A massive thank you to everyone who helped to make our first annual lecture and our spring conference a success with over 200 people attending each event.

A recording of the Lawton lecture can be found on our website.      

Please send through ideas for a speaker at our 2017 spring lecture.


 Naturally Healthy campaign update

Thank you to everyone who took part in Devon's Naturally Healthy Month in May and tweeted using #whendidyoulast.  Around 80 events were held across the county, from health walks to bracken bashing and foraging.

Watch the video produced by Active Devon summarising Walking for Health activities during the month.

Naturally Healthy is an ongoing campaign and the Naturally Healthy working group is producing an Action Plan (led by Active Devon) which will be on the web soon.  The last meeting included a presentation from Dan Bloomfield who is leading a 'Daily Dose of Nature' project.  A workshop on social prescribing is being planned for the autumn.  To find out more or get involved contact at Active Devon.  

There are plans to organise a joint 2017 Naturally Healthy Month with Somerset.  If you have any feedback on the Month or ideas for 2017 please contact Hannah.

Call for articles for September newsletter

The September newsletter will include more information on work relating to our other workstreams including Outdoor Learning, Farming and Marine - as well as updates on key projects across the county from partners.  If you have sent through articles already they will be published in Sep.  If you want to submit an article please email no more than 100 words with a nice pic to by the end of August.

Natural Devon is a collaboration of all those working to ensure that a healthy natural environment underpins a high quality of life across the county.   Please get involved! 

To find out more visit our website,, read our Prospectus and/or contact theme leads (contacts on the website) or Sarah Jennings, P/T LNP Coordinator, or Max Anderson, P/T LNP Communications Officer