Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Press Release - New Tools for Tice's Meadow

New Tools for Tice's Meadow

Volunteers at Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve in Badshot Lea are celebrating the award of a £2,000 grant from Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery, to purchase new tools and equipment.

The generous award from the Postcode Local Trust will enable the volunteers to purchase a whole suite of new hand tools, as well as a brush-cutter and other specialist tools for habitat management and conservation work parties, and the appropriate personal protective equipment.

Volunteers currently have to borrow, or supply their own, tools for use on site. Having a suite of their own tools will allow the group to expand their conservation activities and enable greater numbers of new volunteers to join in. New protective equipment will also enable the volunteers to continue to work safely on site.

Tice's Meadow is a new nature reserve in Badshot Lea, on the site of the former Farnham Quarry. The site is widely considered to be one of the best inland sites to watch birds in the south-east of England, with 192 species of bird having been recorded there over recent years. It is also a key local site for many species of butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians, including many locally scarce and endangered species.

The Tice's Meadow Bird Group is a community lead group of local volunteers who help manage the nature reserve for the benefit of both wildlife and visitors. They spent over 2,000 hours volunteering on site in 2017 alone, with many exciting projects planned for 2018 including: a Biodiversity Trail, Woodland Bird Feeding Station, Swift Tower, Bird Watching Hide and Shelter. New volunteers, of all ages and experience, are always welcome to attend our work parties on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Richard Horton, Chairman of the Tice's Meadow Bird Group, said “our volunteers will really benefit from the new tools and equipment – enabling us to work on more projects and accommodate more new volunteers. We have a great team at Tice's Meadow and are working on some really exciting projects. We are very grateful to the Postcode Local Trust and the players of People's Postcode Lottery for their generous support”.

For more information about Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve, including details of volunteering opportunities, please see our website: www.ticesmeadow.org

For more information about the Postcode Local Trust, including details of how to apply for a grant, please see their website: www.postcodelocaltrust.org.uk
 


(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Colin Wilson - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow
(c) Mark Elsoffer - Volunteers Hard at Work at Tice's Meadow


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