Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Top award for David
March 12th, 2015
Retired RSPB warden David Mower has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Charity Staff Foundation, in recognition of his incredible 50 year involvement with the country’s largest nature conservation charity.
The annual awards ceremony, which was held on Thursday 5 March in London, recognises the endeavours of individual charity staff and volunteers. Award-winner David grew up in Suffolk, on the edge of RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, and began volunteering there from the age of 14, before becoming a member of staff at the age of 18. His career then took him to several RSPB reserves around the country, before he arrived at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve in Lancashire 28 years ago.
Since his retirement in 2014, David has continued as an active volunteer for the RSPB, giving community talks, mentoring young volunteers and recruiting RSPB members.