Blue Turtle Award 2011 - WINNER

 

Peter Bridgewater, Vale Crane and Phil Gawne © Mike Wade - Isle of Man Newspapers

The Midweek Muckers.

 

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The Midweek Muckers work tirelessly to maintain the Isle of Man’s wildlife habitat, meeting twice a week to muck-in and support the Manx Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves. Most years they complete over 2000 hours’ work on the Trust’s 255 acres of wildlife habitat.
 
The Muckers’ first project was at Close Sartfield Nature Reserve, where five acres of gorse were transformed into a wildflower meadow. The field now contains over 100 species of wildflower including six species of protected orchid. The volunteers also manage three other nature reserves, all of which form part of an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI), which also forms part of the island’s Ramsar site, the Ballaugh Curragh.