25 years of Helford River conservation
1:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Falmouth/Penryn
A marine conservation area set up 25 years ago to protect the waters of the Helford River will celebrate its quarter century this month.
The Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Association (HVMCA) was launched in 1988 at Gweek Village Hall by naturalist, author and broadcaster Tony Soper.
The group found their first chairman in Leslie Collins, who held the post until his retirement in 2003 and remained an active member until his death in 2012 at the age of 92. Now, to mark 25 years helping protect the Helford River conservation area, HVMCA will host a talk by marine biologist and photographer Paul Naylor at the place where it all started – Gweek Village Hall on March 30.
Paul will use underwater photographs to illustrate his talk, which will delve into the secrets of the Helford Estuary and surrounding rivers and reveal some of the variety of animals that reside there.
Dave Thomson, members’ chairman, said: “We owe a huge thank you to all those who established the HVMCA and especially to Leslie Collins, whose depth of knowledge and experience has been of immense value to us throughout the 25 years.
“We are aiming to continue to build on the activities that were established from the start.
“This of course depends on the dedication and enthusiasm from all who give their time to help protect this wonderful place.”
Tickets cost £2 for the 25th anniversary event, which will be held at Gweek Village Hall on March 30 from 7.30pm.
Entry is free for HVMCA members and children.
For more information email Sue Scott on email@example.com.