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Volunteers needed for Berrow Dunes conservation
VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a cleanup event at Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve.
Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers will be making their annual visit to the reserve on Sunday, March 10, to undertake marram planting and sea buckthorn scrub clearance.
Berrow Dunes has long been recognised as an important area for nature conservation.
The local nature reserve, owned and managed by Sedgemoor District Council, is included within the Berrow Dunes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The site supports one of the most diverse floras in Somerset, with at least 270 species of flowering plant being recorded in this area.
However, since its introduction less than a century ago, the sea buckthorn has spread over about half of the reserve, leading to the loss of much of the species-rich grassland habitat.
Volunteers should meet at 10.30am in the reserve car park. Call 0845 408 2540.