Countryside Wardens

Meet Beth Heasman, Countryside Warden for West Cornwall

Hi, My name is Beth Heasman, I am one of South West Lakes Trust’s Countryside Wardens for West Cornwall. After studying Conservation and Ecology at Tremough campus in Penryn, I spent a few years volunteering and working for various organisations – I joined the Trust in 2015.   One of the great things about being…

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14th June 2017

Dormouse Box Checks at Roadford Lake

On Saturday 20 May a group of volunteers, alongside a licenced ecologist, undertook South West Lakes Trust’s bi-annual Dormouse box checks at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. The site has historically been a stronghold for these endangered mammals and South West Lakes Trust’s checks, which have been taking place for the past 15 years, tie in…

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1st June 2017

Meet Kit Hancock, North Dartmoor Countryside Warden

Hi all, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kit Hancock and I am the North Dartmoor Countryside Warden for South West Lakes Trust.  I am responsible for the practical implementation of the conservation, environmental, site maintenance and educational work programs across our North Dartmoor sites: Roadford, Meldon, Fernworthy,…

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5th May 2017

Meet Neil Reeves

Hi Everyone, I would just like to introduce myself. My name is Neil Reeves and I am the Countryside and Angling Manager (Devon) for South West Lakes Trust and I am responsible for the day to day management of Burrator Reservoir. I manage public access, conservation work, education and informal recreation across 13 reservoirs in…

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21st April 2017

43 Species Spotted on College and Argal Winter Bird Walk

The bird life at College and Argal Lakes, near Penryn is always a big attraction for visitors and the winter in particular brings some very interesting visiting birds to the site. On Saturday 18 February both keen birders and beginners joined South West Lakes Trust Countryside Warden, Beth Heasman and Dan Chaney, a local expert…

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28th February 2017