NATURE lovers are being urged to vote for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s (WWT) Arundel reserve, one of ten wildlife sites vying for a national award.
The WWT Arundel Wetland Centre has been nominated in the category of ‘Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve’, in the prestigious BBC Countryfile Awards 2013.
The nominees were selected by nature writer Mark Cocker and Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison, who noted that that the reserve is ‘famed for its water voles’ – she filmed the centre’s water vole population for an episode of The Big Wildlife Revival, due to be screened this month by the BBC.
The ten reserves nominated were listed in the August issue of Countryfile Magazine and the final decision on a winner now rests with the public, who can vote by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.countryfile.com/awards or by filling in a form in the magazine. Voting closes on September 30.
Dave Fairlamb, the new centre manager at WWT Arundel, said: “I am delighted the reserve has been nominated. Our team works hard to provide the perfect habitat for wildlife and a great day out for our visitors.
“We hope visitors and members will show how much they enjoy the reserve by taking a moment to cast a vote for WWT Arundel.”
Arundel Wetland Centre opened in 1976 on land leased from the Norfolk estate.