The Friends

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

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
Visitors to The Friends' Family Spring Watch event in May 2010
The Friends' volunteers in Bardon Aggregates Quarry - previewing progress on the northern extension to the Reserve