Patron recognised in Birthday Honours The Greensand Trust is incredibly proud to see its co-founder, patron and former chairman has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Wildlife and Conservation in Bedfordshire in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021. Congratulations Peter Smith MBE! As of May 2021 our former Chairman Peter Smith MBE, who co-founded The Greensand Trust in 1999 and served as Chairman for over 22 years, became our first ever Patron. A resident of Eversholt, a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is highly respected having led various organisations at partnership and or directorship level. Peter and his wife Sandy are passionate supporters of the local environment, in which they have invested both time and resources for its protection. Peter also founded another charity, The Peter Smith Charitable Trust for Nature which aims to support wildlife at home and overseas.