For more about the wider aspects of Tring Reservoirs please visit the Friends of Tring Reservoirs website at http://www.tringreservoirs.org.uk/
Friends Of Tring Reservoirs - the organisation
Friends Of Tring Reservoirs is a local conservation organisation formed in 1993 to promote the conservation of this important Site of Special Scientific Interest. With Over 400 Members, FoTR has become a significant voice in the local environment and became a charity organisation in 1999. The objectives of FoTR are:
For the public benefit to preserve and conserve the flora, fauna and natural environment of Tring Reservoirs and surrounding areas.
The advancement of the education of the public in the flora, fauna, the natural environment and related subjects with particular reference to Tring Reservoirs and the surrounding areas.
How FoTR try to achieve these objectives:
Has two places on the Tring Reservoirs Liaison Committee which influences decisions made about the management of the reservoirs. The more members we have, the more influencial our voice is.
Raise awareness of issues affecting Tring Reservoirs
Have a stall at local events to encourage membership and raise awareness
Maintain records of flora and fauna in the area, with particular emphasis on birds
Benefits of membership include:
a regular newsletter, 'Grebe'
Special interest walks
Opportunity to contribute to volunteer conservation
Opportunity to help with surveys
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker or other activity
Exclusive use of the 'Plover Hide' hide at the Thames Water Sewage Farm Lagoon