Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham recently joined volunteers from Durham Wildlife Trust’s Naturally Social Project.

The dedicated group of volunteers are working to manage wildlife sites in the Kyo area.  Kevan and his dog Biff met the helpers, who give their time regularly to improve the environment, whatever the weather.

Kevan Jones said :

“I was delighted to meet the volunteers, who were so enthusiastic about Durham Wildlife Trust’s project.  They told me that being outdoors and working with other people on the project brings great benefits to their health and well-being.  I was particularly impressed by the age range of the volunteers, they are living proof that you are never too old to be active!”

Mandy Bell of Durham Wildlife Trust said :

“We all enjoyed Kevan’s visit, and having the opportunity to show the local Member of Parliament the improvements we are making to the heath land habitat.

“The area is a haven for wildlife in the Summer, and the whole community will benefit from the volunteers’ efforts.  Getting close to Nature is so good for mental and physical health, and we are always looking for new volunteers to join our friendly team by contacting Durham Wildlife Trust on 0191 584 3112 or emailing [email protected]