Conservation volunteers hold Berrow dunes clear-up
20 volunteers took part in a day of scrub clearance and conservation
work in Berrow dunes on Sunday (February 26th).
of Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers and Berrow Conservation Group
were joined by members of the public at the Berrow Dunes Local Nature
volunteers undertook sea-buckthorn scrub clearance and native shrub
Lees, one of the leaders of Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were pleased with the turnout on a
cold, grey day and successfully cleared a lot of sea-buckthorn."
District Councils Landscape Officer Jannette Burton added:
"A lot of scrub was cleared and burned to keep it from spreading
across the dunes - a further session is planned later in March."
Berrow Dunes is recognised as an important area for nature conservation.
local nature reserve, owned and managed by Sedgemoor District Council
is included within the Berrow Dunes Site of Special Scientific Interest
site supports one of the most diverse floras in Somerset, with at
least 270 species of flowering plants being recorded in this area.
Bristol University Conservation Group will hold a further session
on 19th March.