Thanks to a Wessex Watermark the South Gloucestershire Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust will soon be back to visiting schools, shows and events to promote their work.
The Trust was thrown into turmoil when its education trailer was stolen last year. But to everyone's delight it was tracked down by police and a Wessex Watermark Award has helped the Group replace lost items that disappeared.
“Our education unit enables us to explain to people the work we do and why we do it.” Stuart Robson Vice Chairman said. “It also gives them the opportunity to get involved with us as conservation volunteers. We were quite lost without it and I am delighted that Ellie Phillips from Wessex Water is here to celebrate with us the return of the Hawk and Owl Trust’s mobile education unit.”
Stuart Robson from the Hawk and Owl trust said: “I would like to thank Wessex Water for the award and also take this opportunity to thank South Gloucestershire Council and the many local people and businesses that have helped us raise the funds needed to replace the contents of the trailer, which unfortunately were not recovered.”
Wessex Water’s Ellie Phillips said: “It was fantastic to meet the group and see their education trailer being restored to its former glory.”
Watermark awards provide funds for environmental projects within the Wessex Water region. Now in their nineteenth year, they have supported over 800 environmental initiatives.
Organised by The Conservation Foundation, all projects are judged by a panel chaired by its President, David Bellamy. Find out more about the Wessex Watermarks here.