Project officer joins the Trust
Environmental and recreation charity South West Lakes Trust
has recently appointed Nige Curnow as its new environmental
project co-ordinator at Porth Reservoir near Newquay.
The Porth Environmental Enhancements project funded by the
Heritage Lottery Fund, Objective One through the European
Regional Development Fund, Restormel Borough Council, Cornwall
County Council, County Environment Trust and Porth Anglers
will link to and benefit local businesses and other tourism
initiatives in the Newquay area whilst providing wider recreational
and educational use of the site.
Nige initially worked as a conservationist and regional
arborist for the National Trust and has joined the Trust after
working in outdoor education. He is a qualified mountain leader
and has guided walks in the UK and Europe. Now heading back
into conservation and sustainable recreation Nige is currently
in his second year of studying for a Certificate of Higher
Education in Conservation and Countryside Management at Duchy
Nige said: "This is a really exciting stage of
the Porth Project, which has already made good headway in
creating new accessible fishing platforms at the coarse fishery
along with more accessible surfaced paths. The next stage
is to improve the facilities in the small visitor centre whilst
introducing some interpretation to the site and encouraging
more school visits."
Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership,
said: "The Lake is already a popular attraction,
particularly among anglers. Investment in the project will
help to expand its appeal even further and encourage a growth
in visitors as well as safeguard the surrounding environment."
Nige is currently setting up a volunteers working group
to achieve the work of the project aims. Anyone interested
in volunteering should contact him on 01637 877959.
For further information please contact Lisa Tame, Marketing
and Publicity Officer South West Lakes Trust on 01566 771930
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Porth Reservoir Environmental
Improvements project through the European Regional Development
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