Trust delighted after winning £12k funding
Washington’s Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is celebrating after landing a cash windfall.
The trust has won £12,000 funding from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, beating eight projects in the region to win the top prize.
It received more than 4,500 votes after it was shortlisted for the national renewable community energy competition in July.
The visitor attraction and nature reserve is home to a flock of 65 Chilean flamingos, attracting more than 6,000 schoolchildren a year.
The team of conservationists plan to install solar panels and heat lamps in the flamingo house, which will not only keep thebirds warm, but it will also save money and help thei flock to breed more.
Gill Pipes, manager, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust said: “We’re so grateful and will make sure that we make the very most of every penny.”