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Durham Voluntary Countryside Ranger Service
The Volunteer Countryside Rangers do voluntary work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are a mix of friendly, sociable people, from young to old.
They do lots of different work protecting and enhancing the coast and the countryside of East Durham, which can include picking litter, clearing gorse, keeping footpaths open, managing magnesian limestone and woodland habitats, looking after wetland areas and improving water vole habitats.
The Durham Voluntary Countryside Rangers are always welcome new recruits to help with a variety of environmental improvement tasks. To find out how you can join in, gain new skills and meet new people, please contact Jennie Garrod on 0191 372 9103.
Adopt a BeachBeach litter is more than just an eyesore, it is potentially harmful to humans and wildlife, and it is costing local authorities in the UK an estimated £14.5 million annually.
Adopt-a-Beach and MCS Beachwatch are coastal environmental initiatives organised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), involving local individuals, groups and communities in caring for their coastal environment.
The annual MCS Beachwatch event takes place on the 3rd weekend of September every year and the data collected is used for the annual MCS Beachwatch report. MCS Adopt-a-Beach extends the monitoring to 4 times a year. Locally, the beaches at Seaham, Horden, Blackhall and Crimdon have all been adopted.
Little TernsOur Little Terns arrive at Crimdon from the west coast of Africa in May, settling on the sands at the mouth of the dene, resting and building up strength by feeding on small fish. These are one of Britain's rarest sea birds and need help to ensure that they flourish.
If you have a little spare time during May to August and are interested in helping look after the Crimdon Little Terns then get in touch. No experience is necessary and every little bit of help is welcome.
For more information, contact Geoff Barber of Tees INCA, tel: 01642 370 319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.