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Dig in with group

Jo Collins (right) from friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common with fellow members and volunteers as they set at a group activity last autum.

Jo Collins (right) from friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common with fellow members and volunteers as they set at a group activity last autum.

A NATURE area volunteer group is appealing for people to join them in a community activity to spruce up the site.

The Friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common are organising another conservation task and are asking for supporters to join them.

They will make a difference for nature on their doorstep on Wednesday, February 13, when they will be removing sea buckthorn from Seaton Sand Dunes to make space for native plants and invertebrates.

Jo Collins, Natural England’s outreach advisor at the reserve, said: “Come and help the Friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common.

“This is a challenging yet enjoyable task and we need all the help we can get.

“All equipment is provided, and you will need to wear walking boots or wellies and warm, waterproof clothes.”

The task starts at 10.30am and finishes at 3pm. Helpers can drop in and help for as long as they wish.

The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife including wading birds, wild flowers and more than 3,000 toads and newts.

The friends group was created last year to help users play a bigger part in the management of the reserve which stretches from the sand dunes at North Gare, Seaton Carew, to Seal Sands.

The friends group works closely with Natural England and Hartlepool Borough Council which manages the area. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at Seaton Carew library from 5pm-6pm.

The next meeting is on Monday, February 18, and anyone who wants to join the group can go along and find out more.

Everyone who wants to take part in Wednesday’s practical task should meet in the North Gare car park.

Wellies can be borrowed but let organisers know beforehand.

If you would like to join the group on the day contact Jo Collins on 07795 291665 or John Newman on 07776 472921.

 

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