Great soundtrack, which reminds us how different we can feel back in the environment we evolved from.
Each autumn, Surrey University host a symposium dedicated to the countryside. This can include talks, discussions, workshops and artworks, with an emphasis on creative action to help with climate and biodiversity issues.
There are links with public art which benefits our local wildlife and environment. Science is equally welcome and melds with art, or your views, to create thinking that helps to ensure the countryside thrives.
As their statement said this year “If we’re going to be able to continue to exist on this planet, we’ve got to become it’s guardians.”
If you want to help to raise awareness, or just connect to the landscape we are in, check for events on this website. Along with the symposium, they offer a range of activities all year round across Surrey.
We can treasure the land we live in for varying reasons, our interests may be in history, architecture, or natural materials. There are organisations within Surrey which offer support, or places to meet like minds:
- Surrey Archaeological Society – Offering lectures, conferences, news bulletins, an exceptional archaeological library and the opportunity to take part in current digs if you choose.
- The National Trust In Surrey – An organisation which relies on supporter groups to maintain the habitat we all enjoy. From helping out in woodland, to listening to expert talks, a worthwhile experience.
- Surrey Horticultural Federation – A membership body for gardening clubs and similar organisations. Apart from providing good contacts, they highlight events within the county.
- Surrey Wildlife Trust – A county wide body of members and volunteers, who help to protect wildlife across Surrey. This can be on their own nature reserves, or working alongside others.
- Surrey County Council – Their website search is quite helpful and they make an effort to highlight local organisations. The link in this case is to history societies, although you will find more.
There will be other organisations and a greater number of local societies, to support nature, or wildlife reliant on their spaces being preserved.
We Can All Help
If you, or family members have the time to join organisations mentioned, this will be valuable and enjoyable. There are however ways we can all protect the places we treasure, so they will be around for our children.
The Countryside Code may seem a touch outmoded but is useful. Respecting people who live and work in the countryside, along with their livestock and crops makes sense and makes visitors welcome.
Using (and closing) gates, or stiles is better than hopping over fences, as is keeping to paths where you can. Taking litter home, not lighting fires, keeping an eye on dogs and not disturbing wildlife are helpful ideas.
As a Surrey removals company, we appreciate the need to slow down on rural roads, watch for animals and not block access to gateways or driveways.
We can all protect and Enjoy Surrey’s landscape, simply be showing respect. A pleasure to do, which allows us to celebrate nature and everyone we share this with.