(left to right) Bob Burgess, Westbere Reserve Manager, Gareth Salvidant, Dan Reynolds, BASC SE Regional Director

Today during a visit to the Kent Wildfowling and Conservation Association’s Cooling Reserve, Dan Reynolds, the BASC South East Regional Director presented Gareth Salvidant with a special award from the Wild Spaces Fund to recognise his valued contribution to Conservation and Wildlife.

Gareth who is a mature student studying Countryside Management at Aberystwyth University has just completed a 14-month volunteer work placement with Wild Spaces Fund the recently registered charity of KWCA. He has worked on many varied projects including erecting fences, scrub clearance, reedbed restoration to name just a few and worked at many of the reserves under the stewardship of the Wild Spaces Fund. His work has made a huge contribution to the capital works program funded by Natural England under the KWCA Higher Level Stewardship agreement.

Gareth commented, “that whilst he would not necessarily want to pursue Wildfowling as a past time, he now has an appreciation and respect for the commitment that KWCA has towards its conservation responsibilities and that this partnership demonstrates that Wildfowling and Conservation go hand in hand”



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