Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery will be helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust protect its reserves along Druridge Bay this summer.
For, in addition to his regular job of Living Waterways Assistant with the wildlife charity, Ray Keech has taken on the role of Druridge Bay Warden for the next six months.
Juggling his work schedule to include weekends, Ray will be patrolling the Trust’s reserves at Cresswell Shore, Cresswell Pond, Druridge Pools, and East Chevington ensuring nesting birds are not disturbed, looking for signs of vandalism and generally keeping a close eye on each site, especially as two of the Trust’s reserves – Close House and East Cramlington Pond – have both been vandalised in the past three weeks.
Duncan Hutt, Head of Land Management at Northumberland Wildlife Trust said: “This is yet another example of how players of the People’s Postcode Lottery are helping the Trust. Every year, the summer months lead to an increase in activity on our reserves which very results in more damage and vandalism, now, however, the funding has enabled us to place a warden on the Bay to keep an eye on what’s going on and hopefully, spot any problems before they arise.”