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News - 2009 archive

News from Paxton Pits Nature Reserve - most recent at the top
July 2009
Little Paxton Quarry wins National Conservation Award

Bardon Aggregates' Little Paxton Quarry has been awarded first place in the Conservation category of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) - British Energy Business Bird Challenge 2008. The biennial competition aims to find the country's best industrial and commercial sites for birds.
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March 2009
Children's Wildlife Group Award

Just one year on from its launch, the Wildlife Watch/Wildlife Explorers Group based at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has won Best New Group in the Watch Group of the Year competition run by The Wildlife Trusts.
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February 2009
"Mountain moved" for new Environmental Education Area
Huntingdonshire District Council Countryside Services' plan for an Environmental Education facility at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has taken a major step forward thanks to the generosity of neighbouring Bardon Aggregates Little Paxton Quarry.
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February 2009
Scout group's "mud bath" helps wildlife

Wetland wildlife will benefit from the work of the Godmanchester Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.  The massed group of 40 youngsters and 25 parents and leaders dug a series of mini-ditches to allow the waters of the Reserve's Cloudy Pond to spill over into the surrounding meadow.
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