Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Rowhill Nature Reserve - well done.
Members of Rowhill Nature Reserve Society in Aldershot are proud to be one of the 130 winners nationwide of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups who work in their local community for the benefit of others.
The award is in recognition of the Society’s work in conserving the 55 acres of woodland and other habitats for the benefit of wildlife, education, particularly of children, in the importance of the natural environment and improving the area for the enjoyment of local people.
The group has also received an invitation for representatives to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in the summer.
This prestigious UK national honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.
The Rowhill Nature Reserve lies on the Surrey and Hampshire border and the Society has been looking after the reserve for more than 40 years.
Speaking of their success, Kathy Spink from the Rowhill Nature Reserve Society said, “We are proud to receive this award, not only for of all the current volunteers and members of the very strong team here at Rowhill, but also on behalf of all our supporters in the past who have helped make RNRS what it is today.”