Helpers wanted to protect reserve

Jo Collins (right) from friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common with fellow members and volunteers as they set about removing Rushes from a watercourse. Picture by FRANK REID
Jo Collins (right) from friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common with fellow members and volunteers as they set about removing Rushes from a watercourse. Picture by FRANK REID

VOLUNTEERS can play their part in keeping coast around Seaton Carew a beautiful place by joining in a host of upcoming activities.

The Friends of Teesmouth, Seaton Dunes and Common group works closely with conservationists to protect and improve the area that is home to a wide variety of plant and wildlife.

A series of task days have been held during the summer to tidy up and improve the dunes and common.

But don’t worry if you have not been involved yet as there are still a number of activities planned up to and including December.

August’s activity saw benches installed for visitors on at Seal Sands which is part of the Teesmouth National Nature Reserve.

Bird hides in the area were also treated.

The next task day will be held on Thursday, September 19, when members of the friends group, volunteers and professional conservationists will cut back Japanese rose and carry out a litter pick on the dunes and Teesmouth National Nature Reserve.

Everyone interested should meet at the North Gare car park off Tees Road for 10.15am.

Next month, the team will be back in action on Thursday, October 17, when they will be clearing ditches to help wildlife flourish.

In November, Seaton Common will the site for some hands-on working.

The final activity of the year will be on Thursday, December 19, when volunteers are wanted to help clear Sea Buckthorn on Seaton dunes, again at 10.15am.

To take part in any of the events contact Stan Filipowicz on 07973 869792.