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August 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

RSPB Lancaster Local Group Join Regional Events Team at Glasson Summer Fair

RSPB Lancaster Local Group Join Regional Events Team at Glasson Summer Fair

RSPB Lancaster Local Group joined the RSPB Regional Events Team at the Thurnham Glasson primary school
summer fair on the green at Glasson Dock.

On the 16th July we attended the school's summer fair and were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. In order to promote our group to the local community we took along our table top display loaded with posters about our forthcoming events as well as prints of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and information on the RSPB's Wild Challenge and the schools outreach sessions.

We joined Sophie King from the events team in the RSPB gazebo which was set up with displays and information about the work of the RSPB.

We were able to chat to lots of people about our group activities and hand out copies of our programme as well as giving information about the role of local groups and the RSPB in general. We were also able to chat about wildlife to the children who came to try our activities of making a dragonfly or colouring a mask. The fair was well attended by locals and visitors and the school raised close to £1000 for new equipment.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Leighton Moss Cafe Wins Award

Leighton Moss Cafe Wins Award

The café at Leighton Moss has gained a prestigious award as it has achieved a bronze Food for Life Served Here award from the Soil Association.

To attain the Bronze award, cafés need to have reached a certain set of standards. At least three quarters of the food on the menus should be freshly prepared on site or in a local kitchen. The meat, fish, eggs and other ingredients used should adhere to welfare standards and as far as possible be from local sources.

The RSPB cafés which have gained the Bronze award in the Food For Life Served Here scheme are at the following nature reserves: Arne, Conwy, Leighton Moss, Minsmere, Old Moor, Pulborough, Rainham, Saltholme and South Stack.

The RSPB cafés which have gained the Gold award in the Food For Life Served Here scheme are at the Loch Leven and Newport Wetlands nature reserves.

As a conservation charity, the RSPB is keen to lead by example when it comes to serving food that makes a difference. This means reducing the impact of nature reserve catering on the environment.