Freemasons Going Wild in Essex! – by courtesy of the Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex freemasons learn why conservation, preservation of habitats and species are the key factors to moving forwards

The Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) showed Essex Freemasons “How to go wild in Essex” at the recent meeting of Burntwood Lodge (the Charity Stewards Lodge) at Howard Hall, Braintree to an audience of members, visitors, and guests.

The Corporate Communication Officer, of EWT, Grant Maton presented on the Trusts key background and future plans in the next few years. Conservation, preservation of habitats and species as well as community involvement are key to moving forwards. 

Grant said, “The involvement of Freemasons in Essex is welcomed and forms a strong partnership across the county and is part of the community in Essex being part of the solution.”

Founded in 1959 by volunteers, EWT protects over 8,400 acres of land across 87 sites and are supported by 39,000 members. EWT are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. They manage nature reserves and discovery parks across the county, providing outstanding outdoor education and preserving places of wonder.

Essex Freemasons have been supporters of EWT with a grant through the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) in 2022 for the Mason Bee project and are in discussions with them for a number of future projects.

Chris Hicks, Provincial Charity Steward said, “Environmental issues are close to the hearts of the Provincial Grand Master as well as all Freemasons in Essex and we are proud to have been able to help EWT in a small way to start with. Moving forwards, we are looking to be involved in other projects.”



Members and guests listening to Grant Maton delivering his presentation