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The best thing you can do to protect the wildlife on your doorstep is to become a member of your local Wildlife Trust.

Conserving Wildlife from Tees to Tyne

As a charity, we are reliant on the support of our members. Contributions from membership enable us to manage our 37 nature reserves, run conservation projects, deliver environmental education activities and provide thousands of volunteering opportunities each year, safeguarding our wildlife for future generations.

Our members are part of our local community in County Durham, Gateshead, Darlington, Sunderland and South Tyneside, to help us to continue our vital work. 

Please support wildlife and wild places in your area and become a member of Durham Wildlife Trust today.

What's included in your membership?

When you become a member of Durham Wildlife Trust your monthly or annual donation plays a vital part in protecting and conserving wildlife. As a local charity we focus on our immediate environment. One of the best things you can do to support wildlife where you live is to join your local wildlife trust. Your contribution makes a real difference. 

See what else is included in your membership below:

Membership Pack

Membership Pack 2020

When you join you will receive a membership pack which includes:

  • a copy of our Welcome Edition of Wildlife Durham, which details our reserves, suggested walks, volunteering and projects.
  • a car sticker to display your support with pride and avoid suggested parking donations in our visitor centre car parks.
  • the latest issue of Wildlife Durham magazine which comes out 3 times a year and is packed with news from around the Trust, project updates and members only events.
  • wildlife trust guide to wildlife friendly gardening

Families with children up to age 15 also receive: 

  • a wildlife watch explorers pack including a wild handbook, badge, stickers and posters.
  • the most recent edition of Wildlife Watch, the nature mag for kids, we'll send you 4 editions each year.


Access to 37 nature reserves (and counting) from Tees to Tyne

View across the lake at Low Barns

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world, from coast to river to countryside, we have reserves for all moods and for all seasons, from the Tees to the Tyne.

Wildlife advice

As a member you can contact us at any time to find out more about wildlife and nature conservation issues affecting you. While the Trust doesn't have a Planning Officer, we will try to prioritise looking at potential wildlife planning issues raised by our members.

Events for all

We offer a jam-packed programme of events and activities throughout the year for all ages, from nature reserve Yoga to family wildlife watch, reserve rambles and more. Many events are held just for members.

Access to training

Our regular training events offer members a chance to meet with other members and volunteers, they are designed to help you build upon your own knowledge and appreciation of nature conservation.

Local interest groups

Durham Wildlife Trust has a number of affiliated local and specialist interest groups, including local area groups, photography and botany groups. Join today and explore your interests with like minded people.

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The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.
David Attenborough, President Emeritus, The Wildlife Trusts