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WEARSIDERS are being urged to get a pen and paper out and get passionate about nature.

Washington Wetland Centre is challenging people to write letters to a public figure, celebrity or business that they think has the biggest power to inspire people to care about and make a difference to the natural world in their area.

The 100 most-inspiring letters will be chosen by a panel of judges including Kate Humble and Bill Oddie and Captain Scott’s grandson, Falcon Scott.

The letter judged most inspirational will win a luxury family holiday adventure to Greece.

Jane Ramshaw, centre manager at WWT Washington, said to date the project has been a success.

She said: “In recent weeks, fantastic letters have been pouring in to www.scott100letters.com from people asking relatives and friends to do specific things to inspire others to take an interest in wetlands, wildlife and the great outdoors.

“We believe letters to public figures, be they celebrities, politicians or businessmen, could have the greatest potential to inspire large numbers of people to sit up, take notice and do something.”