Berrow dunes conservation clear-up to be held this weekend
are being encouraged to join a day of conservation work in Berrow
dunes this Sunday (February 19th).
of the public are welcome to join Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers
as they make their annual trip to carry out the clearance of sea
volunteers will also be planting marram on the foredunes as part
of an ongoing dune restoration scheme.
its introduction less than a century ago, the sea buckthorn has
spread over about half of the reserve, leading to the loss of
much of the species-rich grassland habitat," Janette Burton,
Sedgemoor's Landscape Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
event will be held between 10.30am and 3.30pm, with the event
starting with a meeting in the nature reserve's car park at 10.30am.
are asked to wear appropriate clothing, including protective gloves,
and to bring a packed lunch.
Dunes has long been recognised as an important area for nature
conservation. The reserve, owned and managed by Sedgemoor District
Council, is included within the Berrow Dunes Site of Special Scientific
Interest. The site supports one of the most diverse floras in
Somerset, with at least 270 species of flowering plants.
More information about conservation events like this at Berrow
Dunes are available by calling 0845 408 2540.