Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Orford Ness: Nature reserve volunteers rewarded for their dedication

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

Archant

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

shares

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.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Robert Morton

The new chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service, Robert Morton, has big plans for the future of the trust.

Colchester General Hospital

A new permanent chief executive has been appointed to lead the trust running Colchester’s hospitals.

The Red Arrows thrill the crowds at the Clacton Air Show.

A record 220,000 people attended the Clacton Airshow over the last two days – leaving organisers content that they had made the right decision to host the event so soon after recent tragic events.

One lane of the A12 has been closed because of a multi-vehicle collision.

Chelmsford Crown Court

A Lakenheath man convicted of sexual abuse of boys in Essex has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

An efit has been released by police after an attempted robbery

Police want to trace two men in connection with an attempted robbery in Bury St Edmunds.

An efit has been released by police after a woman was assualted

An Efit image has been released by police after a woman was assaulted in Ipswich

More needs to be done to keep cyclists safe in Ipswich

More action is needed to making cycling in Ipswich safe and accessible.

Police were called to the scene

Police are urging residents not to leave valuable items in their cars and make sure outbuildings are secure following a spate of thefts from vehicles and garages this week.

Two-vehicle crash on the B1119 between Framlingham and Saxmundham

A two-car crash has blocked part of the B1119 in Framlingham, at the crossroads of the main roads to Cransford and Glemham.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages