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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 1017





NEWS


This year a total of 2100 Volunteer hours were worked in the dene. We would like to thank all our   volunteers, members and supporters, including the local schools, groups and businesses that have helped with the conservation work throughout the year. 

Many thanks North Tyneside Council and Capita Symonds for their help and support.


We have been awarded a grant from the Peoples Post Code Lottery, this will mainly be used to improve the seed bank in the lower dene.


We will also be making an application to retain the Green Flag, an award which we are hopeful to receive again for the 6th year in a row



CORPORATE SPONSORS


We have an additional sponsor this year Nixon Hire have agreed to support us for 2019.


Last year’s sponsors Mactech, North East Garages, Sir John Fitzgerald and Thomas Potter, have also agreed to continue their sponsorship with us.


This sponsorship will provide over 50% of our budget for maintaining and improving the Brierdene Wildlife Site this year..



WILD FLOWERS



We have no spring flowers out yet but the shoots of Crocus, Daffodil and Snowdrops can be seen in various areas of the Dene.


The work we have been doing over the years have improved the spring and summer wild flowers in the meadow and other areas.


Following the beast from the east and the lack of rain last year, we hope to see further improvements in 2019.


However, we’ll have to wait and see how nature manages after last year’s unusual weather conditions.