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01 Feb 2018

Work on our Canoe Safari?

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A young boy preparing to go on the canoe safari at WWT Martin Mere.

Applications are now online to recruit five enthusiastic and hard working people to run Martin Mere’s canoe safari attraction in 2018.

You will be tasked on dealing with visitors who want to do the experience (H&S talk, fitting buoyancy aids, getting people safely on and off of canoes and providing guided boat tours) – as well as getting hands on and maintaining the safari habitat on quiet days. We are looking for 3 lead canoe operatives (3-5 shifts a week), a weekend person plus a casual person to work Monday to Friday during School holidays (Easter, May Half Term and Summer).

To apply follow the link: https://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/#results

Closing date is 11 February.

Don’t want to be employed but still want to get involved?  Search Volunteer at WWT and come and volunteer on the safari – meeting new people and learning new skills within a conservation organisation.

The award winning canoe safari and boat tours re-opening on Saturday 24 March, offering adults

A family preparing to go on the canoe safari at WWT Martin Mere.

and children lots of fun exploring the wetland through open water, woodlands, wet grassland and reedbed as well as seeing the wildlife that call the canoe safari home.

Victoria Fellowes, Marketing Manager, said: “Just 7 years ago, the area that is now the canoe safari was a large field that we once grazed sheep on. It is amazing to see how it has matured and we have created fantastic habitat that species such as kingfisher, heron, little grebe and watervoles  have made their home; and you can get great sightings of these species as well as carp, moorhen and robin as well as listening to the sound of woodpeckers and bird calls.  It is one of the most popular experiences we offer at Martin Mere in the spring and summer and a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to get immersed in nature in a tranquil relaxing atmosphere.”

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm) during winter months and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.