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Orford Ness: Nature reserve volunteers rewarded for their dedication

PUBLISHED: 12:45 19 July 2014

National Trust countryside manager Grant Lohoar with volunteers Gillian Stannard and Mike Marsh

National Trust countryside manager Grant Lohoar with volunteers Gillian Stannard and Mike Marsh

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Volunteers who give up time each week to help keep a Suffolk nature reserve open have been rewarded for their hard work.

More than 30 National Trust volunteers carry out various roles at Orford Ness, from helping people reach the site and find their way round, to answering questions about the wildlife and history of the former MoD testing site and gathering detailed data about the birds and wildlife on the Ness.

Following the annual Community Day, which invites surrounding villages to visit for free, a number of volunteers received awards for dedication.

Countryside manager Grant Lohoar presented 12 volunteers with commemorative five year badges, while volunteer and specialist bird ringer Gillian Stannard received her 10 year badge.

A celebration cake, badges and letters from regional director Ben Cowell were presented to three volunteers who have each given 20 years of volunteering. Silke Miles, Mike Marsh and David Crawshaw were all thanked for their hard work.

Mr Lohoar said: “Through all the continued hard work, some of the team have amassed a huge amount of information that is so valuable to us and they continue to do so, and we can only thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”

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