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News & Updates

Take some time out and enjoy reading our selection of news and project updates from around the Trust.

The Miracle of Seed Dispersal

emily / October 11, 2017

Thursday 14th September brought a sunny but cold day tempting eight botanists to meet at Low Barns Nature Reserve. The aim of the morning was to study seeds and their dispersal. Before starting we had a discussion as to what fruit and seeds were and the different methods of dispersal. We even talked about the […]

New Vacancy – Volunteer Reserve Officer (Low Barns Nature Reserve)

Jim Cokill / October 4, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION Post Title:                    Volunteer Reserve Officer (VRO) Location:                     Based at Low Barns Nature Reserve, Witton-le-Wear, DL14 0AG Responsible to:            Reserves Officer (West) General Brief:             To contribute to the delivery of conservation works on Wildlife Trust Reserves   Key Tasks: Training Undertake an extensive training package. Practical implementation of estate management activities To supervise volunteer […]

DWT Protect Internationally Important Sunderland Grassland

emily / September 25, 2017

Durham Wildlife Trust have acquired an internationally important habitat in the form of Herrington Hill. In between Houghton-le-Spring and the city of Sunderland, Herrington Hill comprises 17.3acres (7 ha) of Magnesian Limestone Grassland. The area, also SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), came on the market earlier this year with a clear need for protection. […]

Meet the Runners

intimation / September 13, 2017

With the Great North Run on Sunday we thought we’d share our fundraisers stories with you! Good luck team DWT! Paul Lee Paul Lee – VRO with the Western Reserves Team ‘I started running just over two years ago after a gap of about fifteen years in order to regain my fitness. I became a […]