It is estimated that we have lost over 97% of our wildflower meadows in recent times. The remaining meadows are often small and isolated, making it hard for species to thrive and to colonise new sites.
With this project the Dean Meadows Group will work with landowners and communities to advise on how best to manage and enhance their wildflower areas.
This project intends to work with landowners and communities to advise on how best to manage and enhance their wildflower areas and to provide advice on how to upgrade their knowledge and skills in subjects such as cutting and grazing regimes, scrub and bracken control, suitability of livestock etc.
The project includes a small capital works fund which will be accessible to meadows owners to enable better, more sustainable management of their meadow.
The project will also put landowners in touch with each other, creating opportunities for greater community cohesion and the sharing of skills, knowledge and practical help.
We are looking to train landowners and volunteers in meadow management. We will also be arranging guided walks and events to help people learn about meadows.
Click here to go to the Dean Meadows Group website.
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From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!