The Flourishing Floodplains Project is a collaboration between FWAG SW, WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership, operating in the Severn and Avon Vale Region.

The project aims to restore priority wetland habitat, increase the area’s natural flood management capacity, and support the habitat required for over wintering and breeding Curlew, in the Severn Vale Area. We hope to achieve these aims by supporting farms in the region to collectively:

  • Create or restore 20 ponds or small wetland features
  • Work with volunteers to survey 1,000 ha Floodplain Meadows, the outputs of which may be used to help access environmental payments
  • Restore 20 ha of Floodplain Meadow
  • Provide advice and guidance to farmers around habitat creation and restoration, healthy soils, water quality and environmental scheme
  • Running training and demonstration events for farms in the area

FWAG SW will provide funding (subject to approval) for any capital works required to deliver habitat enhancement work on a farmer’s land.


To express an interest in participating in this project or if you have any queries, please contact one of the project team:

  • Debbie Wilkins, Farm liaison and advice officer (regarding general enquiries) [email protected] / 07757 768729
  • AJ Bellamy (regarding ponds or small wetland feature habitat works) [email protected] / 07403 321501



This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

The fund was developed by Defra and its arm's-length bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.