Government Funding Supports Dorset RSPB and Creates Jobs
7:45am 7th March 2014
(Updated 7:47am 7th March 2014)
24 new jobs are coming to Weymouth and Wareham with news that the RSPB has won £650,000 worth of Government funding.
The money will go to Arne Nature Reserve and to the reserve at Radipole.
The grant comes from the coastal and communities fund and the RSPB says it's a major boost for people and wildlife in Dorset.
A new visitor centre, shop and café will be developed at Arne, which will open next year.
New outdoor facilities will also be built at Radipole Lake which will provide new volunteering and training opportunities.
The RSPB say the new facilities will also help attract more people to the area which will boost Dorset's economy.
Sarah Webb, the RSPB's Project Manager in Dorset said: "This grant is a huge boost for projects for the community and wildlife that we've been fundraising for. The South West trades on the quality of its natural environment and it's great to see Dorset's wildlife assets recognised for their potential to boost the year-round economy and create jobs."ing.