This year Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust asked for nominations in it`s Wildlife on Your Doorstep Awards and got a total of twelve eneries from Rushcliffe, more than any other area of the County. This illustrates the vibrancy of nature conservation in Rushcliffe as these nominations represent individuals and groups working at ten different local sites. Notts Wildlife Trust are delighted to announce that the winners in Rushcliffe are as follows.
Individual Category – Harry Eustace (Friends of Sharphill Wood) who joined the group’s work parties as part of his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, and has become a work party regular after getting his Bronze and introduced his younger brother to the work party as well. Harry is a focused and hard worker, carrying out dead hedging, maintaining the paths, coppicing and felling small trees, as well as competent in the planting and aftercare of small hedging whips.
Group Category – Holme Pierrepont Country Park Group for their work over the last year to introduce more wildlife friendly features and habitats into the park including clearing Hymalyan Balsam, creating a bird hide, making and installing bird boxes, creating a spring wildflower garden and opening up a stagnant pond.
Schools Category – Ash Lea Special School for the hard work put into creating maintaining their wildlife garden over the years The school is also supporting the Trusts work at Skylarks coming along to to carry out conservation tasks as well as survey work.
Other nominations were Derek Rudge (Wilford Claypits), Elaine Young (Friends of Gotham Sandbanks)
Tom Shields (Skylarks NR), Patsie Andrew (East Bridgford Wildlife Group),Jenny Craig (Bingham Linear Park) in the individual category and Gotham Sandbanks Nature Reserve, Stonepit Wood Group, Skylarks Sunday Group and South Notts Bird Ringing Group in the group category.