Devon’s natural environment is not only beautiful it is our greatest asset and something none of us should take for granted. It provides us with food, fuel, pollination, flood control, great recreational and business opportunities and even a natural health service. It underpins life in Devon.

Natural Devon brings together all those interested in protecting and enhancing our environment for the benefit of people, wildlife and businesses. Please get involved…

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The Devon Local Nature Partnership Conference is being held on the 29th April 2016 at Exeter Racecourse.

The theme for our conference is What Nature Does For Devon.  Key speakers include Tony Juniper, author of ‘What Nature Does For Britain’ and Professor Ian Bateman from Exeter University who sits on the Natural Capital Committee.  There will be a wide range of seminars exploring the social and economic benefits of Devon’s environment led by local experts.

The conference has been kindly sponsored by South West Water, Devon County Council, Plymouth University Marine Institute, EAD Ecology, Clinton Devon Estates, Blackdown Environmental and Devon’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Further information will be out shortly.  If you are interested in getting involved or reserving a place, please email Tom  –tom.whitlock@devon.gov.uk or call him on 01392 383390

18th March 2016, Buckfast Abbey –  Devon Outdoor Learning Conference

School improvement through outdoor learning and sustainability

This conference aims to provide all educators with an opportunity to understand how outdoor learning can improve the achievement and wellbeing of children. This conference is being organised by Devon Education for Sustainability Working Group  (DESWG), which leads Outdoor Learning on behalf of the LNP.

To book a place, please email David Weatherley. Further details on the conference flier.

 

A list of strategic priority projects has been pulled together and is being discussed with the Local Enterprise Partnership.

Devon Education for Sustainability Working Group (leading on Outdoor Learning for the LNP)

Visit our pollinator page for information things YOU can do to help Devon’s pollinators.

The new Explore Devon website has information on walking (including easily accessible routes), cycling, wildlife and geology sites.

Devon strategic toolkits and guidance:

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