Silver award for Hexham park
Last updated at 14:27, Friday, 18 January 2013
BRITAIN’S favourite botanist, Professor David Bellamy, has given Hexham’s Causey Hill Holiday Park a silver conservation award.
The popular destination, nestled peacefully in the Tyne Valley hills, received the honour after a detailed audit of its environmental policies, supported by comments from holidaymakers.
The audit covered everything from the care of hedgerows and wild flowers to the siting of bird boxes, and the protection of reeds and wildlife ponds.
**See the Hexham Courant for full details
First published at 14:23, Friday, 18 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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