It’s not just Team GB who will be celebrating in Weymouth and Portland this weekend. After a busy two weeks, the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership will be providing activities at key wildlife sites across the borough this weekend (11/12 August).
Simon Williams, Head of Weymouth & Portland 2012 Operations, said; “We had such a great time at the Bayside festival, meeting around 40000 people, that we wanted to continue to inspire locals and visitors about Weymouth and Portland's wonderful natural environment.”
There will be activities for young people too including a fossil dig and Jurassic Coast cabinet of curiosity.
The focus of this weekend’s activities will be Portland Bill Tourist Information Centre (TIC), the newly opened Dorset Wildlife Trust Chesil Centre and the RSPB’s Wild Weymouth Discovery Centre each easy to spot with their “Natural” flags.
At Portland Bill TIC members of the partnership will be providing environmental information and children's activities.
At the Chesil Centre Dorset Wildlife Trust have a range fun materials on display including the litter free coast and sea windsurfing board and wave - made entirely out of marine and beach litter. There will be activities for young people too including a fossil dig and Jurassic Coast cabinet of curiosity.
enthusiasm for the Borough’s wildlife and environment
At the RSPB’s Wild Weymouth Discover Centre at Radipole Lake in the heart of town family activities will include pond dipping, arts and crafts and of course birdwatching for everyone.
Mr Williams added: “Weymouth and Portland has so much to offer, and it’s fantastic to have a great team to be able to share their enthusiasm for the Borough’s wildlife and environment and get people connected with the wild side!”
The Natural Weymouth & Portland partnership includes, Dorset Coast Forum, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Partnership, Natural England, RSPB, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Wild About Weymouth & Portland and Dorset Countryside.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.