I wanted to tell you about the John Muir Trust, as they have a gift membership scheme.
The conservation charity is dedicated to the experience, protection and repair of wild places.
It owns and cares for some of the finest wild places in Scotland including the summit of Ben Nevis, part of the Cuillin on Skye, and it recently took on the land management of Glenridding Common in the Lake District in England.
Equally, you may prefer to adopt an acre and protect wild mountain landscapes by adopting an acre on four iconic mountains – Ben Nevis, Schiehallion, Blà Bheinn on Sky or Ladhar Bheinn in Knoydart.
The John Muir Trusts works to:
To protect wild land, speaking out when it comes under threat and working to influence the policies which affect it. In 2014, its campaigning work meant the Scottish Government introduced better wild land protection measures – and that meant adopting Wild Land Areas into planning policy
To manage land, rewilding habitats, managing deer and monitoring biodiversity. It has to manage deer so that nature can support deer populations. In 25 years, the Trust has achieved a ten fold increase in native tree cover on its land on Knoydart – and that will encourage wildlife to come back and improve biodiversity
To connect people and nature – it helps thousands of people get out into nature every year through the John Muir Award – and many of them wouldn’t have the chance, otherwise
One way to support this work is by becoming a member and joining 11,000 like-minded people who also care about the natural world. Or give a gift membership!
A gift membership gives the recipient
A welcome pack with recent publications, a car sticker and bookmark
Regular mailings during the year, with 2 copies of the Journal and of Members’ News and an Annual Report, PLUS invites to work parties and events!
There are different categories of membership:
Individual Concession (that’s for full-time students, senior citizens, and unwaged)
Joint/Family Concession (for full-time students, senior citizens and unwaged)
You can pay by direct debit monthly or a one off, and there’s a lifetime membership as well.