Volunteering News Round-up

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Kingcombe lemon drizzle cake

We don't think you'll be able to resist making this one!

Discovering Kingcombe in spring N HOARDorset Wildlife Trust is launching a series of Sunday Strolls in west Dorset this spring. Starting in April and running through until the end of September, the walks will be based around the Kingcombe Centre and surrounding Kingcombe Meadows Reserve, a beautiful ancient landscape spanning the full width of the River Hooke valley. 

Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon hosting photographic exhibition N HOARThe 2013 Jurassic Coast Award photography competition has its first exhibition at the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre this month. The free competition, sponsored by the Fine Family Foundation, endorsed by the Jurassic Coast Trust and supported by Dorset Wildlife Trust, was launched to find images of the Jurassic Coast, which provide a new take on this stunning and dramatic coastline. 


Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre N HOARDorset Wildlife Trust has a wild Weymouth Easter in store for all the family, with events at Lorton Meadows nature reserve and the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.  With a choice of Easter egg hunts and fun, family-friendly activities getting to know the wildlife of the meadows or down at the beach, you are spoilt for choice for the holidays in the wild.  

nectar rich border N HOARBees and butterflies are among the wildlife that desperately needs our gardens, according to Dorset Wildlife Trust, launching The Wildlife Friendly Garden Competition 2013.  Now in its fourth year, the competition, sponsored by The Gardens Group, aims to recognise the increasingly important contribution gardeners are making to the conservation of wildlife, even in the smallest spaces.  

Sketching underwater off Dorset coast Photo by P TinsleyAward winning artists have been taking the plunge to show the magic of our seas.  The extraordinary work of the winners of The Wildlife Trusts’ Underwater Art Award goes on show in Dorset this month, highlighting the urgent need for Marine Conservation Zones.

Samways GDS products West Bay scallops and lobsters

Dorset’s largest seafood wholesaler is launching an innovative labelling scheme to support Dorset Wildlife Trust’s campaign for Great Dorset Seafood (GDS).  Samways Fish Merchants Limited, based in Bridport, have pledged to label all seafood supplied by fishers working a Dorset Port and approved by the campaign, demonstrating provenance and traceability to their customers.

Volunteers Nancy Sheppard and Catherine Brew N HOAR (150x113)

Dorset Wildlife Trust is calling for more volunteers to help run the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.  The wildlife and visitor centre reopened last year after extensive rebuilding and aims to help local people and visitors alike discover the extraordinary natural heritage of its unique Jurassic Coast location.   



Two volunteers, two generations, Mother and daughter battle it out to become the ultimate volunteer! Okay, a bit melodramatic. 

ArticlepicUpton Heath History Day - Pimps, benders,  besoms, bodgers and faggots.

A look back on the on the day and the various people  that were there.



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