Local Environmental Organisations
- Bury Water Meadows Group
- Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds
- Happy Planet Heroes
- River Lark Catchment Partnership
- Suffolk Wildlife Trust
- Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Bury Water Meadows Group
The Bury Water Meadows Group is a charity which Exists to safeguard ancient open space and water meadows in Bury St Edmunds for the people and wildlife. Their volunteers make a real difference to river restoration and habitat conservation in the water meadows. Their groups include:
Litter Picking Main litter picks take place twice a year with additional in-channel picks depending on river conditions.
Wildflower Planting BWMG has received a grant from Anglian Water to support planting of wildflowers and plants on Bury’s water meadows
River Restoration BWMG is working with the River Lark Catchment Partnership on river restoration work on the Bury section of the Lark
Biodiversity Surveying A small-scale activity is underway to survey our river and water meadows on a regular basis
To find out more or to volunteer please contact:
Extinction Rebellion Bury St Edmunds
The Bury St Edmunds branch of Extinction Rebellion, which is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
They have three demands within the UK:
1. Tell the truth
Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
2. Act Now
Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
3. Beyond Politics
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
To find out more about XR visit:
To join the local group please contact:
Happy Planet Heroes
Happy Planet Heroes is a Bury St Edmunds community group for all people who are interested in learning more about a low carbon living, useful ways to reduce waste, whilst saving money and learn how these simple tasks will already be challenging local policies.
For those members interested, they also have information on petitions, local policies and national initiatives that you can choose to ask about.
The aims of the group are:
One: Learn more about Low Carbon Living and how we can reduce our Ecological Footprint in a supportive, inspirational and fun community.
Two: Encourage the Calculation of members Ecological / Carbon Footprint and the commitment of a personal goal for its reduction.
Three: Take Practical Action to reduce our Ecological / Carbon Footprint by setting monthly actions.
Four: Encourage local and national policy makers to take more urgent and effective action on the Climate and Ecological crisis we are facing.
They meet once a month in Bury St Edmunds.
For more information go to:
or email: Lisa.IngwallKing@westsuffolk.gov.uk
River Lark Catchment Partnership
The River Lark Partnership is a group of organisations and individuals that have come together to enable a cohesive approach to the environmental challenges facing the River Lark.
From waterways management to wildlife protection our rivers and waterways need support if they are to thrive. Rather than continue to work as separate groups- The River Lark Catchment Partnership aims to pool resources, expertise and knowledge to help sustain a vibrant, healthy waterway, so crucial to this part of East Anglia. The partnership consists of various government, charitable, voluntary, local organisations and individuals each bringing their unique experience and talents to the partnership.
To find out more please contact:
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is Suffolk’s nature charity – the only organisation dedicated to safeguarding Suffolk’s wildlife and countryside.
We make a difference for Suffolk by managing nature reserves - securing a bigger, better and more connected landscape for wildlife and by inspiring the next generation through hands-on experiences with nature.
Our nature reserves are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, they are as varied as the animals and plants that live in them.
To find out more or become a member please contact:
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Established as a registered charity in 2001, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is based at Stonham Aspal in Suffolk, where it operates a comprehensive facility for the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region, and the promotion of owl conservation throughout the UK and beyond.
The Owl & Raptor Hospital at S.O.S. is fully equipped for the care and treatment of the many injured wild owls & other birds of prey which are brought into the Sanctuary every year. Many of these can be given a recuperative overnight pick-me-up before being re-released into the wild shortly thereafter.
For more information please contact: