Published: February 20, 2012
Conservation volunteers target sea buckthorn in Berrow dunes

Over 20 volunteers joined a day of conservation work in Berrow dunes on Sunday (February 19th).

Members of the public joined Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers as they made their annual trip to carry out the clearance of sea buckthorn.

The volunteers also planted marram on the foredunes as part of an ongoing dune restoration scheme, as pictured.

"Since 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.

Pictured: Top, the volunteers at the start of Sunday's event and, above, planting marram on the foredunes

 


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