A few more posts and the job is done

Conservation students are working with Hartlepool Countryside Wardens in a continuing effort to help replace a fenceline at Seaton Common and Dunes Local Nature Reserve. The local nature reserve is managed by Hartlepool Countryside Wardens with help from their dedicated group of countryside volunteers.  

Volunteers have teamed up with East Durham College students and have been working hard over the last year to remove the old boundary fenceline that runs alongside Seaton Golf Course and replace it with a new fence.  Today’s task will hopefully see an end to all of their hard work and the completion of the fencing task. 

Jonathan Pounder (lecturer of Environmental Conservation at East Durham College) said “Over the last year Countryside Volunteers and Conservation students have worked hard to systematically remove and replace the fenceline, with the students being able to gain valuable work experience linked to their NVQ studies. The students and volunteers alike have done themselves proud with their hard work and they are a credit to the college and council.” 

Deborah Jefferson (Countryside Warden) added “Working in partnership with East Durham College students has provided valuable opportunities for both students and volunteers to learn important conservation and social skills. I would like to say a huge thank you for all the hard work they have put in during the last year, and I’m looking forward to working together on future projects.” 

The NVQ conservation student groups carry out conservation work across the North East, with a new Monday group having just started at the end of November 2008.