The Alexanda Recorders Fund was established in December 2015 in memory of Walter Alexanda Marsh by his daughter.
During his lifetime Walter was passionate about wildlife dedicating much of his life to outdoor pursuits. He gained an initial understanding of the natural world while studying insects and butterflies in his fathers market garden. Later he was fortunate enough to spend a decade in Africa where he became even more aware of the impact people can have on their environment. After retirement Walter chose to live in Cornwall, one of his favourite counties. He was a keen member of a local wildlife group where, being particularly fond of wetlands, he liked nothing better than visiting Allet bog at Cornwall Wildlife Trusts Five Acres Nature Reserve.
The fund is available for individuals and small wildlife conservation volunteer groups or charities that will make their research and wildlife records available to the wider wildlife conservation sector and for The Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS) for the purpose of recorder support projects or public awareness projects.