Find out more about the vital role volunteers play in the local area

Join East Devon District Council’s Countryside Team and the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society (AVDCS) on Saturday August 27 at Seaton Wetlands for a great day celebrating the work of the society and the benefits of becoming a member.

The AVDCS funds vital conservation work, organises walks and offers the opportunity for volunteers to stay active by helping out with conservation tasks.

Over the last seven years the society has been an important partner in helping the council’s Countryside Team develop the Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve.

As part of the volunteer open day, there is the chance to take part in a range of wildlife activities such as moth trapping, pond-dipping and bird-watching. Expert guides will be running walks and talks during the day so that you can explore Seaton Wetlands and discover all the society has to offer in this part of East Devon. Refreshments including delicious cream teas will be available and binoculars will be on sale.

Cllr Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s portfolio holder for the Environment, said:

The AVDCS conservation charity has helped our team to develop the magnificent Seaton Wetlands with vital fundraising and joint projects. The day celebrates the work they have carried out and is an opportunity to find out more about the society whilst exploring and enjoying Seaton Wetlands.

Martin Drake, AVDCS Chairman said:

We are an enthusiastic membership organisation who facilitate and carry out inspiring conservation work in the Axe Valley. Come along and meet our members, sample the activities we offer and enjoy the surroundings of Seaton Wetlands. There is even a cream tea available to tempt you in! The action starts from 9am and goes on until 4pm.