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Dorothy Morley 2008 Award Winners

Earley Environmental Group recently had the honour of winning the 2008 Dorothy Morley Conservation award, a handsome sum of £500. The formal award ceremony took place on Saturday 4th October at the Interpretation Centre, Instow Road.

Dorothy Morley 2008 Award Winners


Alan Broodbank of the Earley Environmental Group receives the winners certificate from Christopher Williams and Helen Phillips of the Berkshire, Buckinghamsihre and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

You may be interested to hear the judges' comments;

"The work undertaken by the Earley Environmental Group is excellent, both for improving habitats for wildlife and also for getting the local community involved in environmental work in their local area. We were particularly impressed with the amazing diversity of habitat which has been created and which is also very well managed. The work of Earley Environmental Group has made the Reserve a very interesting and accessible place for local residents to visit. There is excellent community involvement (good membership numbers, monthly talks and events and an excellent quality newsletter and website. The Earley Environmental Group also make good use of partnerships with local businesses, CROW and Growing Places".

The two runners-up also received their awards at the Interpretation Centre as members of their groups joined in the ceremony. The runners up were The Friends of Ruscombe Wood represented by Stephen Loyd and Tilehurst Globe represented by Sheila and Ron Smith.


Ruscombe Wood

Stephen Loyd of the Friends of Ruscombe Wood receiving a runners up award.

EEG Winners

Alan Broodbank of the Earley Environmental Group receiving the Dorothy Morley 2008 winners award.


Tilehurst Globe

Sheila and Ron Smith of the Tilehurst Globe receiving a runners up award.

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Following the awards ceremony the attendees were taken on a tour of the Maiden Erlegh Local Nature Reserve by Park Ranger Grahame Hawker, the Vice President of the Earley Environmental Group, who discussed he ongoing projects taking place in the nature reserve.


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