Con­ser­va­tion grant for wild­fowlers

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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.

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