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March to Restore Nature Now on June 22

The Tree Council

June 14, 2024

The Tree Council is uniting with dozens of other environmental groups to stand up for nature as an official supporter of the Restore Nature Now march taking place in central London on Saturday June 22. 

The peaceful and family friendly event aims to be the biggest ever UK gathering for nature and climate, with tens of thousands of people marching shoulder to shoulder for our natural world. 

Can you join us? 

Along with friends at the RSPB, National Trust, Woodland Trust and many others, The Tree Council will be there to celebrate nature, with street artists and entertainers lining the route, and fancy dress encouraged. 

But the march has a serious side, and an important message. Organisers want to see UK politicians show strong domestic and global nature and climate leadership. 

This is particularly important now – with reports such as the State of Nature 2023 showing that UK wildlife populations have fallen by almost a fifth in the last 50 years; and the State of Rivers report revealing that no single stretch of river in England or Northern Ireland is in good health. 

Organisers are calling on politicians of all stripes to: 

  • Provide more funding to ensure a nature-friendly farming approach 
  • Make polluters pay for the damage they do to the environment 
  • Create more space for nature by expanding and improving protected areas and public land 
  • Putting the legal right to a healthy environment in law – clean air and water and access to nature for all communities. 

The Tree Council CEO, Sara Lom said: “Trees and hedgerows breathe life into the world.  

“We need to care for them, help restore and increase their natural power, for wildlife and the planet.” 

Supporting organisations are split into four groups: Woods, Water, Land and Air. As an official supporter, The Tree Council is in the Woods category – along with many of our partners, like Trees for Cities, Woodland Trust and Plantlife. 

Each grouping is given an official starting point on the march route. ‘Woods’ is at the front of the route, positioned roughly between Hyde Park Corner and Stanhope Gate, on Park Lane. Four underground stations are being made available, with St James’s Park and Westminster the best placed for Woods participants. 

We’d love to have you with us! And if you have a tree costume on hand, please bring it along! 

The Restore Nature Now march takes place in Central London from 12noon until 1pm on Saturday June 22. The route goes from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, before a rally in Parliament Square. To find out more, please visit www.restorenaturenow.com/  

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