To show how much it values the work of its volunteers, the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team runs a Volunteer of the Year Award.
This year’s ceremony was held on Friday 10 July at an annual volunteer lunch. The day started with a walk of Shoal Hill Common and ended with the awards ceremony and meal.
Roger Marsh was announced as the Volunteer of the Year. He received the honour for his dedication to the AONB - from opening Milford Information Hut and litter picking, through to birch removal, fixed point photography and conducting surveys.
Councillor Bob McCardle, Chair of the AONB Joint Committee, was on hand to present the award. He also gave Eddie Turvey a Special Achievement Award for his wide-reaching support and enthusiasm for conservation at Cannock Chase, especially Shoal Hill Local Nature Reserve.
Eddie Turvey developed his passion for Shoal Hill over 40 years ago and has used his conservation skills and background engineering to help with the continual management of the site.
Councillor Bob McCardle, Chair of the AONB Joint Committee, said: “It was a great pleasure to present both Roger and Eddie with their well-deserved awards. We value our volunteers, who work so hard to support the AONB’s aims, be that with conducting visitor surveys, photography to see changes in the AONB landscape over the years, or conservation work, and it’s great to be able to thank everyone at this special event.”
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