This article by Julie and Tony Upson is copied, with permission, from the Small Woods Association journal "Smallwoods"
MAVES began its work as an environmental charity in 2015. By 2018 we had grown to the size requiring registration with the Charity Commission. We did so under the name Arun Countryside Trust CIO to allow a wider long term remit, supporting the Arun countryside's cultural heritage alongside its natural environment. We will continue to use the name 'MAVES' for our natural environment work.
Partner organisations include Sussex Wildlife Trust and Arundel Agenda 21.
MAVES, as the environmental wing of Arun Countryside Trust, aims to:
Understand, conserve & enhance the environment and countryside of Arun