What we're looking for
Newton marsh SSSI, near Freckleton, is a fantastic wetland marsh providing a home for large numbers of wintering wildfowl and wading birds. It is also a very productive site for breeding birds in the spring and summer, supporting a large density of lapwing, redshank and skylark nests. We need volunteer reserve assistants to keep an eye on the site and its anti-predator fence, which keeps all the ground-nesting birds safe as they nest and rear young. You will be our eyes and ears on the ground, checking the integrity of the fence and working as part of the reserve team to make repairs and improvements. You will also help with monitoring the breeding bird populations by completing surveys and helping with nest protection.