Conservationist groups to tackle overgrown Berrow Dunes nature reserve

This is The West Country: Sea buckthorn growth is damaging Berrow Dunes local nature reserve

Sea buckthorn growth is damaging Berrow Dunes local nature reserve

CONSERVATION groups are looking for volunteers to help clear the sea buckthorn from Berrow Dunes Local Nature Reserve.

Since its introduction less than a century ago, the sea buckthorn has spread over half of the reserve, threatening at least 270 different species of flower that have been recorded there.

Bristol University Conservation Group will be visiting on Sunday, February 9 to clear the sea buckthorn, and Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers will be visiting on March 2.

Anyone wishing to help out should wear appropriate clothing, footwear and gloves and meet at 10.30am on either February 9 or March 2 at the Local Nature Reserve car park.

To get involved further in conservation events at Berrow Dunes, contact Sedgemoor District Council’s Landscape Officer 0845 408 2540.

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