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Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve praised for work

Staff and volunteers at Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve are celebrating after the site has received a special commendation for its geology work.

The team is set to be presented with £500 from the Geologists’ Association in recognition of the site’s excellence in geological conservation. Three people who work and volunteer at the site, are also due to receive certificates for their dedication to the reserve.

The site was the UK’s first geological national nature reserve and is an internationally important site for geology and fossils that is studied by geologists from all over the world. The cash will be used to help fund work done at the site.

Wren’s Nest is one of the region’s geosites and is an important part of the Black Country Geopark application for UNESCO Global Geopark status. For further information on the Black Country Global Geopark visit www.blackcountrygeopark.org.uk

Alan Lunt, strategic director of place at Dudley Council, said:

“I’m delighted to see the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers at Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve being nationally recognised. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved with the site.”

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