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.
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.
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.