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If you enjoy visiting the Reserve, are a visiting birdwatcher or an armchair naturalist, why not join the Friends of Stocker's Lake?

By joining Friends of Stocker's Lake, for only £5.00 a year, you will receive three newsletters a year and have the opportunity to take part in field trips and working parties (not compulsory!) Most importantly, you will have the satisfaction of playing a part in conserving this important local nature reserve. Any money raised by the Friends is used in management work on the Reserve to improve the conservation value of the lake and also to increase the enjoyment of visitors to Stocker's Lake. To join download and complete a membership form.

Our AGM is usually held in March and is announced in the Events section of this website.

Work Parties

We welcome any members who would like to get more involved in practical conservation work. The work parties normally occur on a Sunday morning and last about 2½ hours. Future dates are listed on our Events page. Read one of our recent work party reports for an idea of what is involved.

Meet by Stocker's House (next to Stocker's Lock) at 9.55 for a 10.00am start unless otherwise directed. Please phone Sarah Coombs on 01923 779008 to tell her you are coming. This will save her an unnecessary phone call and will be much appreciated. Please bring wellies/boots and strong gloves also rakes and garden cutters if you can.

In the future we also plan weekday working parties. If interested please let Ian Watson know on 01923 282136 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Indicate any particular days in the week which are no good for you.  Ian will then contact people when weekday work is being organised.
 

The Friends of Stocker's Lake is run by a voluntary committee. They may be contacted individually by email or telephone using the details below:

  • Chairman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 282136
  • Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 773812
  • Treasurer/Membership: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0208 4219958
  • Newsletter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 770221
  • Volunteers Organiser: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 779008
  • Work Parties: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 210478
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. : 01923 775091
  • Bird Recorder: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 774344 / 07811 847732
  • Fundraising; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07766 575659
  • Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01923 285763

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