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This World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2024, WWT Martin Mere wants everyone to duck the stress of modern living and visit their local wetland for a moment of calm.

To get more people visiting blue spaces WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife, has announced that for the World Wetlands Day weekend (2-4 Feb) any paying visitor or WWT member visiting their sites, including WWT Martin Mere will be able to bring a friend for free.

In celebration of the weekend, WWT Martin Mere will host a range of activities for visitors to explore everything wetlands have to offer, including guided walks, bird ringing, and wild bird feeds.

Research has shown that just ten minutes in a wetland setting, spaces like a marsh, lake or river, is enough to boost your mood, and WWT wants to share the stress-busting power of wetlands with as many people as possible this year.

More widely WWT will be recommending some of the UK’s other best wetlands and sharing the sights and sounds of wetlands digitally for those who can’t visit a blue space in person over the World Wetlands Day weekend.

Nick Brooks at WWT Martin Mere said: “At WWT we celebrate wetlands 365 days a year, but World Wetlands Day helps us bring even more people to our sites to share the beauty and serenity of these super-powered habitats.

“With the theme of World Wetlands Day this year focusing on wetlands and human wellbeing it’s the perfect weekend to share a moment of calm with your friends and loved ones.”

World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, aims to raise awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet.

To find out more about what WWT Martin Mere is doing for World Wetlands Day offer click here:
https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetl...-wetlands-day/