Families’ chance to volunteer at Fairburn Ings

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Families still have chance to get involved in volunteering at Fairburn Ings nature reserve.

The last in a series of volunteering sessions takes place on Saturday November 8 and will involve willow and birch cutting.

The event will give families the chance to go behind the scenes at the reserve and to tidy up reed beds at the site.

Heather Watkin, visitor officer intern at Fairburn Ings, who has planned the sessions, said: “Reed bed management is so important at this time of year on the reserve, and this activity will give families this opportunity to help out.

“It will also help them understand why reed beds are so important for much of our endangered wildlife.”

The sessions will run from 9.30am until noon and again from 12.30pm until 4pm. Alternatively, families can book in for the whole day.

Beki Williams, Fairburn Ings visitor officer, said: “Family volunteering has been a great success at Fairburn Ings.

“Helping us on the reserve and this activity will give families the opportunity to help out and understand why reed beds are so important for much of our endangered wildlife.”

For more information or to book a place on the sessions visit www.rspb.org.uk/fairburnings or call 01977 628191.

You can also book by emailing heather.watkin@rspb.org.uk or beki.williams@rspb.org.uk