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Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Volunteers are unpaid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless! Once again the Tuesday troop completed a huge task and made a big difference to the reserve. The fenceline between the nature reserve and the army barracks needed to be cleared. You can see from the photograph below just how many branches were cut back! These will be shredded with a woodchipper in the near future and will be recycled as woodchippings on a path surface or used as mulch in the newly planted orchards.


Volunteers are the backbone of Foxglove Covert and so far this year they have given 1,687 days of their time. In monetary terms this equates to a whopping £84,350.00. This is how much money that volunteers have saved the reserve through their help in practical conservation tasks alone.


Later in the day volunteers were able to chat to Dave from BBC Tees who was interested to learn why they feel so passionate about the reserve and how much they enjoy being part of the Foxglove team. The interview will be on BBC Tees this Sunday from 10.00am onwards.


Thank you to all who helped out today and to pupils from the Dales School who assisted with today's task.

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