Countryside Wardens

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

Conservation Works Continue at Siblyback Lake

  South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) Countryside Wardens and local volunteers have planted approximately 120 metres of native hedge along the edge of the overflow camping field at Siblyback Lake, with a further 170 metres to plant along the edge of the dog exercise field. SWLT Warden, Nigel Tomkinson, said “Once established, the hedge will…

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17th February 2017

Successful Dark Skies Event at Wimbleball Lake with Seb Jay – Author of ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’

    Despite the cloudy weather forecast, 20 people joined Seb Jay, author of ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’, for a talk and guided stargazing tour at Wimbleball Lake on 13 December. The evening started with a presentation by Seb, whose knowledge and enthusiasm had the audience gripped as he took them on a journey from the…

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13th December 2016

Moor Marshes – Trial Management for Snipe Underway at a Bodmin Moor Lake Site

    South West Lakes Trust (SWLT), The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society (CBWPS) have been working together at one of their Bodmin lake marshes to trial management to benefit snipe. Although these fantastically camouflaged and secretive birds are found in large numbers in the county during…

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1st December 2016