Bellamy backs Sandy Bay green festival

PUBLISHED: 12:49 10 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2010

CELEBRITY botanist and eco-warrior David Bellamy returns to Sandy Bay to lead a series of events promoting the environment.

CELEBRITY botanist and eco-warrior David Bellamy returns to Sandy Bay to lead a series of events promoting the environment.

TV's famous Jolly Green Giant returns to Devon Cliffs Holiday Park for the first time in three years to lead a rock pool ramble on the beach and highlight the park's green credential on Friday June 20.

The Big Green Festival is taking place at all 35 Haven Holiday Parks around the country - and other events for the festival at Haven's flagship resort includes a wildlife photography competition, nature walks and other activities linked to local wildlife.

John Ball, Environment Manager at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, said: "Friday June 20 is the start of our Big Green Weekend at all the Haven holiday parks around the country and it is great David Bellamy will be here at Devon Cliffs to kick off the whole event.

"He knows a lot about the Devon coastline and is always a fascinating speaker so the rock pool ramble should be a quite a treat.

"He's been to Devon Cliffs before and he does take an interest in what we are doing here so I'm very much looking forward to bringing him up to date with some of our more recent environmental efforts."

Devon Cliffs Holiday Park has won numerous environmental awards for its efficient waste management, promotion of local wildlife, energy conservation and links with the local community.

The fun begins at 11am on Friday June 20 and anyone interested in coming along with should meet at the Beachcomber Restaurant at Sandy Bay.

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