Do you have an interest in the marine world? Dorset Wildlife Trust is offering an exciting new opportunity to join a keen group of volunteer wardens at the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve, Kimmeridge Bay.
Volunteer Marine Wardens will be provided with a free training course to equip them with the basic knowledge and necessary skills
Local people who would like to do something valuable for their neighbouring wildlife and have time to offer on a regular basis are encouraged to get in touch. No expertise is required as all Volunteer Marine Wardens will be provided with a free training course to equip them with the basic knowledge and necessary skills. The course will include topics such as the identification of rockpool animals, wardening, seaweed identification, marine conservation and coastal wildflowers. Recording strandline bats, spotting fluorescent sea anemones and glass-bottomed kayaking are just some of the things the wardens have been up to in 2012.
Volunteers will gain the chance to work alongside Dorset Wildlife Trust staff and to help engage visitors in the conservation of their wonderful marine wildlife, take part in surveys and research projects, join organised parties carrying out practical tests and to spread the conservation message at shows and to schools and on-reserve events.
We're a friendly and fun bunch of people to work with and are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the Marine Centre in the New Year
Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “We have an amazing team of volunteers at Kimmeridge with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. What they all have in common is a passion for wildlife and a desire to help ensure its well-being. We're a friendly and fun bunch of people to work with and are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the Marine Centre in the New Year."
What better way to spend your time than at Kimmeridge Bay? Join the Marine Wardens and you could learn valuable new skills and help your local wildlife at the same time!
An open session will be held at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre in Kimmeridge Bay on Saturday 12th January 2013, where you can come and meet the staff and volunteer wardens and find out more about what they do. If you think you’re suited to join the hardworking team, please contact Julie on 01929 481044 or email .
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For more information please contact Julie Hatcher at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01929 481044.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature
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.