The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is the voluntary group which supports the conservation of one of Cambridgeshire's premier nature
The Friends started in 1995 and now has a membership of over 2400. How to become a Friend.
The Friends registered as a charity in July 2008, Registration No. 1125221. The Annual Report and Accounts for The Friends can be viewed at the Charity Commission's website www.charity-commission.gov.uk.
2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of The Friends - reported in this News Item.
The Friends helps Paxton Pits Nature Reserve and its visitors through a range of activities:
- enhancing habitat, and creating new habitat, for wildlife through funding and volunteer action
- action to achieve expansion of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
- supporting wildlife monitoring on the Reserve by volunteers
- improving visitor facilities through funding and volunteer action
- running public events and promoting the Reserve and its wildlife
- enriching 'visitor experience' through support for the Voluntary Warden Scheme and running the Group Visit programme
- supporting informal and formal educational activities
- providing information about the Reserve through publications and the Reserve's website
The Friends' volunteers in Bardon Aggregates Quarry - previewing progress on the northern extension to the Reserve