The River Arrow Local Nature Reserve was established in 1993 by the landowners, Stratford
on Avon District Council. At that time local involvement in the management of the
reserve was via a steering group consisting of councillors and local volunteers.
In 2006 the council withdrew administrative support for the group as a cost saving
measure. Later that year the group of Friends of the River Arrow Nature Reserve was
formed to replace the original steering group.
The aims of the group are to promote the reserve within the local community and provide
a team of local volunteers to undertake day to day maintenance on the reserve.
The group raises funds to enable purchase of tools and equipment, planting of trees
and to cover the cost of small projects in the reserve. The group also assists local
schools and other young persons organisations with studies and activities on the
The group works closely with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Alcester Grammar School,
both of which are represented on the committee.
An illustrated talk can be arranged for your organisation showing the diverse natural
history and heritage of the reserve.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the Friends of the River Arrow Nature
Reserve website or contacting the Volunteer Warden, Stephen Godfrey, tel. 01789 765536.