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 schemes

FWAG SW will provide funding for any capital works required to deliver habitat enhancement work on a farmer’s land, that has been approved for funding under the scheme. The total funding available for the delivery of capital works is £74,131 (vat included).

 

To express an interest in participating in this project or if you have any queries, email [email protected] or call Andrew on 07494 021267.