Judi Fisher has helped coordinate work parties, enabling hundreds of people carry out valuable conservation volunteering. Over the past two years she has devised new ways of working to keep groups safe during the pandemic – enabling them to continue getting all the mental and physical health benefits that working for wildlife brings.
Judi is one of the dozens of hardworking volunteers the Trust honoured at its annual volunteer awards at its AGM on October 9.
Estelle Bailey, Chief Executive of BBOWT, said:
"BBOWT’s volunteers have done some truly incredible work over the past year. At a time when so many of us were isolated and worried about going out, our volunteers stepped up to keep our nature reserves the first-class sites for wildlife that they have always been, to welcome visitors when the rules allowed, and to support each other the whole way through.
“We are lucky at BBOWT to have an incredible staff with expert knowledge, but we wouldn’t be able to do half of what we do without the hard work of our thousands of volunteers across our three counties, some of whom have been with us now for decades. We are so delighted to have this opportunity to say a special thank you to those people for their fantastic contribution.”