Student action group helps to protect bird population

Left Seth Parrott, Jack Dawson and Martin Crosthwaite, assistant branch manager at Turnbull Building and Plumbing Supplies EMN-161011-160715001
Left Seth Parrott, Jack Dawson and Martin Crosthwaite, assistant branch manager at Turnbull Building and Plumbing Supplies EMN-161011-160715001

A business is assisting a school environmental group in making boxes to house Sleaford’s bird population.

Turnbull, a leading garden and building supplies merchant in Sleaford, has renewed its commitment to the Robert Carre Trust Environmental Society (RCTES), an action group based at Carre’s Grammar School.

RCTES is a group of passionate young conservationists who work towards connecting the community with wildlife.

Its latest project is a nestbox scheme and Turnbull’s has agreed to donate materials needed to build bird houses.

It is hoped the boxes, built by RCTES, will have a positive impact on the bird population.

The free boxes will be distributed in the community. During breeding season, RCTES members hope to survey the boxes to find out which birds are nesting in them.

An annual report will be created crediting businesses and organisations who have supported the scheme.

The project will be officially launched in Lincoln on Thursday, December 8, when Jack Dawson and Seth Parrott will give giving a talk to the Lincoln branch of the RSPB at Bishop Grosseteste University.

For a free bird box, go online to www.jackdawsonwildlife.wordpress.com/rctes/rctesform.