Sunday, 27 January 2013

Trust Constitution Extracts

Some of our new Trust members might want to see some important extracts of the River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust Constitution. The Constitution has ten articles, the following are articles 1 to 3.

1.     Name: of the fund will be “River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust” hereafter referred to as The Trust.
2.     The Purposes / objects: of the Trust shall be the advancement, of welfare health, and protection of the River Nairn Swans, waterfowl, and water birds within the tidal reaches of the River Nairn. This includes their nesting island site, associated riverbanks, environment and habitat, for the good of the community and future generations in perpetuity. The trust shall be non political.
3. Powers: In Furtherance of the purposes / objects, the Trustees may exercise the power to: (i) Promote conservation, and environmental improvement, by educating and encouraging the local population to care for their River environment and wildlife. (ii) Invite and receive contributions through membership fees and raise funds where appropriate, to finance the work of the Trust and to open a bank account to manage such funds. (iii) Publicise and promote the work of the Trust, and work with others of a similar nature, and others who have an interest in the well - being of the River Nairn and it’s inhabitants. (iv) Employ staff or unpaid volunteers as necessary to conduct activities to meet the purposes / objects. (v) Take any form of action that is lawful and necessary to achieve the purposes / objects of the Trust. (vi) Appoint a suitable experienced avian person to look after the welfare of the water birds, as a voluntary river watcher on behalf of the Trust
Any members who would like to send in Wildlife photo's or comments please feel free to do so. These will be treated in strictest confidence if required. Membership is growing and we need as many members as possible to ensure the above articles are enacted and adhered to. We don't want any more slash and burn tactics on the riverside, depriving the wildlife of cover and exposing them to potential uncontrolled dog attacks ! A message to those habitual dog owners  who continue to use the riverside and leave their dogs mess - TRUST MEMBERS WILL BE WATCHING and the Region Dog warden will be notified ! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can I just say that you are in danger of undoing the good work that you do with this Joe.

Tread carefully, you will have no authority on the riverside and you might well be the one who people will be taking action on.

Just a thought....