East Devon countryside volunteers log 2,000 hours in six months

PUBLISHED: 14:03 23 June 2017

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Volunteers have logged more than 2,000 hours helping to make some of East Devon’s nature reserves the finest in the country.

In the past six months, 110 dedicated people have given up their own time for the district’s countryside team to help protect wildlife and make the area welcoming to visitors.

As well as this, 25 volunteers also gathered valuable data on bird, reptile, butterfly, dragonfly, wildflower bio-diversity and water quality as part of the Surveying and Monitoring Scheme.

Tim Dafforn, the countryside team’s leader, said they were so grateful to their volunteers who helped them achieve great things across all the sites.

He added: “Volunteers offer knowledge, time and enthusiasm that help to make our nature reserves such special places to visit.”

Cllr Tom Wright, responsible for the environment, said: “Without our volunteers East Devon would not be the truly outstanding place it is and we all owe them a great deal of gratitude.”


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