Carrant Catchment Restoration Project
Supporting landowners in the Carrant, Squitter and Washbourne Brook catchments between Bredon, Dumbleton and Oxenton Hill to restore natural habitats and create vital corridors for wildlife.
South & West Somerset Catchment Partnership
FWAG SW hosts the Somerset Catchment Partnership which comprises a range of organisations dedicated to working together to improve the water environment and provide wider benefits at a catchment scale.
Wessex Diffuse Water Pollution Programme
Since 2012 FWAG SW has been working with partners, including the Environment Agency, Catchment Sensitive Farming and Wessex Water, to provide advice to farmers in the Wessex Region; more specifically Poole Harbour, Stour and Hampshire Avon catchments, on management they can undertake to increase nitrogen use efficiency.
The parish of Siston in South Gloucestershire is notable for large areas of common that extend across the parish, now impacted and fragmented by modern urban pressures. These ancient historic open areas of species rich grassland, scrub and woodland are at constant threat from encroachment, urbanisation, development, public pressure and other unsuitable uses.
Hills to Levels
The Hills to Levels Project aims to join up the upper and lower catchments in Somerset: ‘slowing the flow’ of water from the hills to the levels & reducing the impact of flooding on the Somerset Levels and Moors. Every farm, every field, every stream has a part to play.
Black Poplar Planting Project
The Black Poplar Planting Project commemorates the centenary of WW1 1914-1918, while also working to ensure the long-term survival of our native black poplar trees.
Free Trees for Community Spaces:
Over the years 2014 – 2018 the Black Poplar Planting Project will provide 100 black poplar saplings free of charge to community spaces. These will be supplied in pairs, 1 male and 1 female, of genetically rare native black poplars.
Dorset Wild Rivers
Dorset Wild Rivers is a Wessex Water funded partnership project. The project focuses on Dorset’s priority rivers and aims to achieve the restoration of over 5km of river habitat and seven new wetland enhancement schemes. The project aims to engage with farmers in specific catchments to share knowledge and bring about lasting benefits to the ecology of the river habitat.
Farm Plastics Recycling Scheme
FWAG began the farm plastic recycling scheme in 2004 to provide farmers with a responsible, environmentally sound way to dispose of farm plastics.
Kingfisher Award Scheme
The Kingfisher Award Scheme (KAS) provides children with the opportunity to go onto farms to explore the natural world.
FWAG SouthWest is delighted to announce the launch of the Rest Assured Project. This project will be offering support throughout the region to the older generation of farmers and to those struggling with regulation.
South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership
Linking the Ridgeway Project. Corn bunting and cornflowers are two of the species targeted for conservation by the new Linking the Ridgeway project in Dorset.
The project forms part of the wider South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, part funded by the National Lottery the project focuses on a network of high ground south of Dorchester, running from Eggardon Hill, Askerswell down to Osmington’s White Horse.
Taw River Improvement Project
The Taw River Improvement Project (TRIP) is a three year, £1.8 million project led by the North Devon Biosphere Reserve and the Westcountry Rivers Trust and involves a number of partnership organisations, including FWAG SouthWest.
The Cotswold Water Park WILD Project (Water with Integrated Local Delivery) is a three year project set within the Cotswold Water Park, it aims to improve water quality and biodiversity in order to meet the demands of EU legislation.
Wild Purbeck Nature Improvement Area
Connecting habitats, farms and wildlife across Purbeck.
The Wild Purbeck Nature Improvement Area (NIA) is a collaboration between a range of organisations including FWAG SouthWest. Under the NIA, the partners are working to conserve and enhance this renowned area of Dorset, helping it to reach its full economic and environmental potential.
The Wild Education Project
The WILD Education project was launched at the end of autumn 2014 backed, very kindly, by funding from the Ernest Cook Trust.
The goal of the project was to support the WILD project in spreading awareness, gaining governance and long term sustainability from local parishes and towns about their natural environment, in particular water quality. Since then we have reached out to 23 schools and 3 colleges in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire area.
Campaign for the Farmed Environment
FWAG SouthWest delivers the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) across the South West. The Campaign encourages farmers and land managers to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through environmental measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.
The Somerset Levels Agricultural Flood Recovery Project has just completed its first three months helping farmers meet the challenges caused by this winter’s severe flooding. The project is a partnership between Somerset County Council (SCC), the NFU and FWAG SouthWest and works closely with many of the farming charities.
Upper Thames Catchment Partnership
Water management is changing, with management techniques taking into consideration the whole of river catchments.
This new approach has recently been adopted by the Government and FWAG SW has played a leading role in the development of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) through the pilot phase of the Upper Thames Catchment project based in the cotswolds.