date announced for Berrow dunes conservation clear-up
are being encouraged to join a day of conservation work in Berrow
dunes, which will take place on Sunday, March 8th.
date of the event has been rearranged by Sedgemoor District Council
to maximise attendance at the event.
University Conservation Group will be making their annual visit
to the Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve, along with Sedgemoor Conservation
Volunteers, to undertake sea buckthorn scrub clearance - and they
will be glad of any further additional help from local volunteers.
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.
March 8th event will be held from 10.30am, starting with a meeting
in the nature reserve's car park.
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 Sedgemoor District Councils
Landscape Officer on 0845 408 2540.