Welcome to our latest Postcard From the Lakes

Read it here:  A Postcard from the Lakes - May 2024

Header image: 'Buttermere' by Hanno Torn

Welcome to our May Postcard from the Lakes. This month, we begin with a video from our recent volunteer awards event, which was held at the beautiful Windermere Jetty Museum. The awards were an opportunity to sing the praises of our fantastic volunteer workforce, who tirelessly help us out with everything from litter picking to land management, and even stuffing envelopes. We couldn't do all the things that we do without them.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news this month. Earlier this week we found out that plans for a new zip-wire attraction at a quarry in Elterwater have been given the go-ahead. As many of you will know, we campaigned against this development in March and our response to this news is outlined in this newsletter. Rest assured, we will never stop campaigning to protect this wonderful landscape.

Now that spring has (well almost) sprung, we've got a load of events for you to take part in - especially because we're celebrating our 90th Birthday this year. I hope that I get to meet many of you on our annual walk across Morecambe Bay in July - it's sure to be a fantastic day out and your fundraising efforts will help us to continue our work on conserving and enhancing the Lake District and Cumbria. Find out about that and all our other events - including our children's poster competition - below. 

With our very best wishes, 

Michael Hill, CEO
Friends of the Lake District

Read it here:  A Postcard from the Lakes - May 2024

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