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Conservation volunteers celebrate funding boost
4:50pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
CONSERVATION volunteers in Upton Warren are celebrating following a funding boost.
Much-needed funding for the county has been provided by the Severn Waste Environmental Fund.
The council’s waste management contractor is helping Worcestershire Wildlife Trust to carry out work on four of its nature reserves.
This includes the area’s premier bird-watching nature reserve is the Christopher Cadbury Wetland Reserve at Upton Warren. Managing the islands as well as the upkeep of fences and boardwalks is a year-round task.
Helen Woodman, trust reserves team leader, said: “Managing our nature reserves for wildlife and enabling people to visit and enjoy them takes time, effort and money.
“We’re delighted Severn Waste Services, through the environmental charity Welcome to Our Future, has chosen to fund significant works on four flagship reserves.
“The funding will help maintain fences, paths and birdwatching hides as well as undertake practical conservation management such as coppicing, hedgework, pollarding, hay-cutting and grazing.
“The money will also help continue our monitoring programmes - recording the variety and number of species on our reserves is vital to help plan our future management.”
For more information about the trust, visit worcswildlifetrust.co.uk