REA BROOK WONDERS
FRIENDS OF REA BROOK VALLEY LNR
We are an informal group of volunteers who have come together to share our passion for the Rea Brook and local nature reserve. Friends of the Rea Brook Valley LNR was recently established in 2020 following on from our popular Rea Brook Wonders Facebook page which quickly gained a large active following (currently over 1,400 followers). Our work supports Shrewsbury Town Council's Countryside Unit’s Conservation Management Plan of the reserve and serves as an informal platform for co-ordinating activities and events.
We encourage greater access and use of the nature reserve through activities which will aim to improve awareness, and expand our ways of seeing this special open space in the heart of Shrewsbury.
We hope to organise workshops and walks illuminating the wonderful wildlife in a seasonal way, if funding can be secured.
PLEASE SEE OUR EVENTS PAGE
FOR DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES we delivered
on 31st July as part of Belle Vue Arts Festival
This Group already has the support of:
Shrewsbury Town Council Countryside Unit
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
River Projects Manager
Love Your Magnificent Severn
Town Councillors: Kate Halliday, Gwen Burgess (former), Phil Gilham, Jane McKenzie, Tony Parsons
With thanks to Shrewsbury Town Council for financial support in setting up this website
Meet The Team
'Creative Inspirer'...ceramic artist, tutor, workshop leader, project manager and founder and co-Chair of Rea Brook Wonders.
Director of Ruth Gibson Ceramics and sister business Earth Echo, porcelain jewellery. Lead Artist of Benchart... public art in the landscape, Shropshire. Loves to share her passion for clay with others.
Dancer, singer, runner, wild swimmer, hill walker, yoga and tai chi practitioner...lover of the great outdoors and singing around campfires!
Eco-architect and partner at Simmonds.Mills
Working in energy efficiency
and carbon reduction / passivhaus design for nearly 30 years.
She is one of the team at Earth Echo and Ruth Gibson Ceramics.
Adele has a lifelong love of the 'great outdoors'; walking, climbing mountains, wild swimming ; and making art in various forms inspired by the Natural World.
Catherine loves the strong sense of community in Shrewsbury, and the varied green spaces within the town itself and surrounding countryside. Catherine is a social development specialist with over 25 years experience of working on projects in UK, and across Africa and Asia. They all focus on community development, natural resources and inclusion. As a dog owner, walker and keen runner Catherine knows the Rea Brook very well.