Award for nature reserve volunteers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 February 2019

The Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve with an outstanding It's Your Neighbourhood award.

The Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve with an outstanding It's Your Neighbourhood award.

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Dedicated volunteers from Nailsea have been presented with a prestigious award for their outstanding contribution to the community.

Friends of Stockway North Nature Reserve was presented with an ‘outstanding’ It’s Your Neighbourhood award from Britain in Bloom and the Royal Horticultural Society.

More: Volunteers win award for eighth year in a row.

The group is also celebrating after seeing a record number of visitors at the nature reserve this year with 727 people taking part in tours and activities.

Volunteers hosted visits from schools, beaver, brownie and rainbow packs, girls’ brigade and church groups and nurseries and kids clubs.

Visitors enjoyed pond dipping, mini beast forays, plant identification, treasure hunts and quizzes.

The group holds open days on Wednesday afternoons from April to August.

To volunteer with the group, call chairman Andrew Town on 01275 858064.

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