ATLANTIC ROWER

The Rowing Boat has arrived !


My plan now, to Row Solo 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 2021, to support the
Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust.

Target £100,000

I am covering the cost of the boat, equipment and race fees myself, as I want 100% of the money raised to go to The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust

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Training to row an Ocean
Atlantic Rower being dressed. 01.05.20

Being escorted out of Newtown creek into The Solent!

Somewhere on the Solent
The Launch

Sea Trials

Very smart new branding

Save the Red Squirrel from Extinction

The Rower

Rounding The Needles

Supporting the
Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust

Target £100,000

I am covering the cost of the boat, equipment and race fees myself, as I want 100% of the money raised to go to The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

About

The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust is a small charity focused on the conservation of the UK’s indigenous red squirrels; here on the Isle of Wight and beyond; through increased understanding and awareness of their needs and habits.

Knowledge is power and we aim to put that power firmly in the hands of those who seek to ensure the future of these beautiful creatures, their habitat and the environment. 

Red Squirrels are designated an endangered species and are under constant threat from the destruction of their woodland habitat throughout the British Isles.  This has contributed to the reduction of the number of red squirrels over the years.

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The Isle of Wight is a unique stronghold for Red Squirrels in the UK due to having the Solent as a barrier to grey squirrel invasion.  Despite squirrels being surprisingly good swimmers and not being averse to hitching a ride on a log or boat the Solent is a little too wide for even the most determined grey squirrel to swim across and thankfully the same applies for our Island reds!

However, rapidly increasing development of The Island’s green spaces coupled with tree loss due to this development (and the impact of modern farming methods) woodland cover and vital hedges linking woods together have decreased.  This has led to small isolated populations of red squirrels being wiped out in poor seed crop years and these groups will not be replaced if ‘corridors’ of hedges and and areas of woodland are not protected or replaced. 

This means that it is now more crucial than ever to protect the natural habitat of these beautiful, indigenous creatures and their fellow woodland wildlife. 

To this end The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust is currently focused on raising the funds to secure a substantial area of woodland as a freely accessible safe haven for the red squirrels of The Island and we gratefully welcome all support offered to assist us in reaching this ambitious goal.

 

The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust
Charity Number: 1112374

 

Contact Simon Howes