Ranger Dave gets full-time warden job

Dave showing visitors around a local reserve.
Dave showing visitors around a local reserve.

Skegness’s former coastal ranger for Seacroft, Dave Miller, will continue his work in a new coastal warden role.

The move follows a successful trial run of a European funded, three-year Coastal Ranger Project, which saw the Coastal Action Zone Local Action Group (CAZLAG) engage with 285 volunteers to help improve the coast for wildlife and access.

The position, part funded by Lincolnshire County Council will see Dave continue his work in looking after marine wildlife and in particular, at present, monitoring populations of Harbour Porpoise.

As ‘Coast and The Wash Warden’, Dave will help create and enhance habitats within the coastal area and maintain promoted walking routes, run regular conservation volunteer days and lead guided walks.

Dave will also work on coastal nature reserves that encompass 35 miles of coastline and include 3,500 hectares of saltmarsh and mudflat.

The reserves will also provide a programme of events to highlight the amazing wildlife that can be encountered along the Lincolnshire coast.

Dave will also be gathering information on breeding little terns, one of Britain’s rarest breeding seabirds, looking at current nest sites and the potential for creating more.

Dave said: “This new role will help deliver on the progress we have already made in identifying and monitoring Lincolnshire’s fantastic coastal wildlife.”

For more information about the coastal work go to www.lincstrust.co.uk.