Seaton Jurassic appeals for volunteers

The roof is on at Seaton Jurassic visitor centre set to open later this year. Pitcure CHRIS CARSON

The roof is on at Seaton Jurassic visitor centre set to open later this year. Pitcure CHRIS CARSON - Credit: Archant

Drop in event is planned at the town hall to recruit helpers for the new centre

How the finished centre will look

How the finished centre will look - Credit: Archant

Volunteers are being recruited for Seaton’s £4million Jurassic Coast visitor centre as the countdown to its summer opening continues.

A drop-in event at the town hall from 3pm to 6pm tomorrow (Thursday, March 26) will provide more information about getting involved with the project.

Visitors can learn how they can help the centre through volunteering, supporting the wildlife garden or donating artefacts.

Mike Ruiter, the new manager of Seaton Jurassic, will give short presentations on the project and information about the volunteer roles at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

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There will then be an opportunity for anyone interested in volunteering to register with a member of Devon Wildlife Trust which will be managing the centre.

Seaton Visitor Centre Trust will also be present to explain how to get involved in supporting the wildlife garden that forms a key part of the outdoor environment at the centre.

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Volunteers from the trust will be providing refreshments with any money raised going towards the wildlife garden.

Bernard Dunford, chairman of the Seaton Visitor Centre Trust, said: “Having now seen the final design for the wildlife garden I am very excited about seeing it become a reality. We have made a good start with some donations but we have a long way to go and need help with fundraising and maintaining the garden.”

Artefacts - particularly Victorian ones - are also being sought for the interpretation within the centre. People can take them along or a photograph of them.

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