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Regional Charity Celebrates Champion Volunteers

    Over 60 people, including Trustees, employees, volunteers and Friends of the Trust, attended South West Lakes Trust’s sixteenth annual Volunteers’ Celebration which took place on Saturday (22 October) at Burrator Reservoir. Each year the region’s largest combined environmental and recreational charity celebrates the invaluable help of volunteers. Last year over 3,500 volunteer days…

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A Variety of Bird Life Spotted on College and Argal Autumn Bird Walk

    The bird life at College and Argal Lakes, near Penryn is always a big attraction for visitors and the autumn in particular brings some very interesting visiting birds to the site. On Saturday 15 October birdwatchers of all ages braved the rain, and at one point thunder and lightning, and ventured out to…

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Roadford Dormouse Box Checks

    On 17 September a group of 10 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 tie in with the national Dormouse monitoring programme, which helps…

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Three Year Burrator Heritage Project Reaches It’s End

    South West Lakes Trust’s three year Burrator Historic and Natural Environment Project will soon be reaching an end. The concept for the project began in 2008 followed by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012 to develop it to fruition. On securing further Heritage Lottery investment the project was launched in July…

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Special Visitors at Siblyback Lake

    South West Lakes Trust currently have some very special visitors at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. There have been some recent sightings of a Buff-Breasted Sandpiper and a Pectoral Sandpiper.    Nigel Tomkinson, Countryside Warden for South West Lakes Trust, said ‘We are very excited to have these rare birds at Siblyback. It is…

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