Conservation grant for wildfowlers
The Gloucestershire Wildfowlers’ Association has received a £4,200 grant from the Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust to carry out habitat restoration work.
The money has been used to clear scrub and reeds, creating two entry areas for water from the neighbouring drainage ditch. One side of the new area has been given a gentle slope to create a feeding area for wading birds, allowing them access no matter how deep or shallow the pool becomes.
Association chairman Trevor Bailey said: “Conservation, education and recreation have always been the primary goals of our association.
“Now, we have been able to advance our environmental projects with a grant
from the WHCT. We have reformed an area that was previously overgrown into open water, thus creating an ideal habitat for both waterfowl and waders to feed and breed,” he explained.