Thursday 11 April 2013

Our first Gatwick Biodiversity Expo

Spreading the good word of Gatwick Greenspace Partnership
 and the passion of the BA Engineering Volunteers

On Wednesday Carl Traynor from the British Airways Engineers and Kevin Lerwill from Gatwick Greenspace Partnership led our first combined biodiversity and volunteering expo at the BA Crew Report Centre at Jubilee House. This was primarily to spread the word about our work around Gatwick's conservation areas and to gauge people's interest in possible volunteering. We were delighted by the number of BA staff willing to give up their time to take a look at our display boards and chat to us about what they found interesting!

Most people are rather surprised to hear about the nature of what is right on their doorstep and that Gatwick Greenspace (part of the Sussex Wildlife Trust) has been working here for so long. We want to engage the wider airport community and this day has helped us to generate some new and exciting ideas of how best to do so... Watch this space!

From the left: Kevin Lerwill of Gatwick Greenspace Partnership, Colin Sexton of BA Engineering,
Me of JS Agriculture Ltd, Carl Traynor of BA Engineering

I believe all people have an appreciation for nature on some level whether aesthetic, cultural, scientific or simply instinctive. Some people might think their day to day jobs are far removed from wildlife, but often it can be found much closer than they imagined.

Our slightly controversial mascot: Boris the roe deer

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