gather to celebrate Berrow Dunes 20th anniversary
20th anniversary of Berrow Dunes being designated
an official Local Nature Reserve was celebrated on Saturday (June
30 volunteers from local environmental groups gathered, as pictured,
for a special walk through the dunes to see the work undertaken
in recent years to conserve them.
Dunes supports one of the most diverse floras in Somerset, with
at least 270 species of flowering plant being recorded on the
District Council's landscape officer, Janette Burton, pictured
above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Over the past 20 years,
Sedgemoor District Council has worked in partnership with Natural
England, to manage the reserve - not only to provide an attractive
place for people to visit, but also to maintain and enhance its
works and monitoring has been assisted by volunteers from the
Berrow Conservation Group, Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers and
the Bristol University Conservation Group, who continue to take
part in the management of this important site."
share the celebration, Sedgemoor District Council will also be
holding a special guided walk, led by Bob Corns from Natural England
on 21st June.
of the public are invited to join in for free and meet at the
reserve's car park at 2pm, weather permitting.