Conservation award for Wargave Chalk Pit group
September 13, 2012
A campaign group from Wargrave was presented with £500 after being named runner-up in a conservation award.
Penny Miller of Friends of Wargrave Chalk Pit collected the group’s prize in the Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards on Saturday, September 1.
The residents’ group campaigned to rescue a quarry site from the threat of development and is now encouraging more people to explore the area.
The Dorothy Morley Conservation Award scheme recognises the efforts of people in Berkshire who are striving to help wildlife and the community and this year’s overall winner was the Make Space for Life project in Maidenhead.
The awards are run biannually by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust in memory of Dorothy Morley, who lived in West Berkshire and was a campaigner on rural issues.