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Severn waders heading for Slimbridge this September

WWT Slimbridge is joining forces with shorebird conservation specialists, Wader Quest to celebrate the River Severn's enigmatic wading birds, with the first ever Severn Wader Festival.

Slimbridge is the county's second biggest tourist attraction and employs 73 people, as well as 160 volunteers.

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, Slimbridge's team of experts will be on hand to enthuse visitors with a weekend of informative and enjoyable activities, aimed at inspiring generations them to appreciate and take action for precious wading bird species.

Scott Petrek, Slimbridge reserve warden said: "The River Severn provides a vital lifeline for waders passing through and attracts large numbers to Slimbridge. This is why we're so excited to be sharing this annual spectacle with visitors and celebrating the importance of the River Severn with our first ever Wader Festival. It's the perfect opportunity to inspire and delight, giving both expert and amateur birders a glimpse into the wonderful world of waders."

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