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New-look website for Netherfield nature reserve

A conservation group which manages a nature reserve in Netherfield has this week launched a new-look website aimed at promoting the site to visitors new and old.

The Gedling Conservation Trust which manages Netherfield Lagoons has now given their website a makeover in a bid to raise the profile of the reserve and provide improved information to visitors.

The new site boasts a new, improved layout and easier navigation for visitors. It now also contains the latest news, information about recent sightings at the reserve, forthcoming events and also a new donation page.

The new donation page is just one of the ways in which the Trust hopes they can increase funds which are needed to maintain the site – which receives no government or local government support and relies entirely on public donations.

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Netherfield Lagoons is a designated Local Nature Reserve and is seen as the most important site for wildlife in Gedling Borough. It is a regionally important reedbed habitat and host for a large number of species, including endangered, red-list, UK species.

Mark Glover, Chair of the Gedling Conservation Trust said he hoped the new website will promote the work of the group and also attract new visitors to the Lagoon.

He said: ”We are thrilled with our new website and hope it will encourage more people to visit the nature reserve and to get involved with the vital work needed to maintain the site for nature.

“We face many challenges to the reserve over the coming months and support is urgently needed. The loss of biodiversity and numbers of birds, insects and mammals in the UK is extremely serious and local nature reserves like the Netherfield lagoons provide a vital refuge for our precious wildlife.”

You can visit the new website at: www.gedlingconservationtrust.org

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