On Friday 15th October 2010 Mark Pawsey MP was invited to experience the Brandon Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England West Midlands and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
Natural England provides evidence based advice to government and aids in local planning proposals amongst its other responsibilities ensuring the protection of the country’s wildlife and environment.
Mark Pawsey MP said
“This was a great opportunity to experience Brandon Marsh and see first-hand the important work which is done by both Natural England and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust here in Rugby.”
“I hadn’t visited Brandon Marshes although but my children had done so on school trips to the site and only had good things to say about it. It was great to go along to see the facilities for myself. I found it to be very tranquil and a local gem.”
Mark enjoyed a guided tour of the site with Stephen Trotter, Chief Executive of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Gina Rowe, Director of Conservation at Brandon Marshs and Jenni Hughes, Team Leader at Natural England. Sites such as Brandon Marsh represent the country’s very best wildlife and geological sites, and include some of our most spectacular and beautiful habitats. The site is a prime ornithological site with recent sightings of green woodpeckers and collared doves.