WILDLIFE TRUST WIN CPRE AWARD

Thursday 20th October 2011

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust presented with a CPRE Gloucestershire awardGloucestershire Wildlife Trust presented with a CPRE Gloucestershire award

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been selected as a winner in the CPRE Gloucestershire’s (Campaign for Rural England) 4th Annual Environmental Awards that took place 19th October at Toddington Village Hall.

The CPRE Gloucestershire Awards recognise and celebrate projects which are exemplars of good practice, demonstrate sustainability, involve improvements to the rural environment, whether natural or built, and be visible from public places.

At Greystones Farm nature reserve, we try to inspire visitors to enjoy the countryside more and to learn more about it

Chairman Charlie Watson said “Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have been presented this award for their work at Greystones Farm nature reserve. 

For recognising that farming and conservation can go hand in hand, for demonstrating how this can be achieved in practice, and to encourage Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to develop the full potential of this outstanding area.”

Greystones Farm nature reserve, Bourton-on-the-Water is a working farm that has a scheduled ancient monument dating back to then Neolithic age with visible ramparts and beautiful wildflower meadows.

The River Eye runs through the nature reserve and provides a multitude of wildlife to discover, including heron, butterflies, otter and the much threatened water vole.

On receiving the award presented by Lord Bledisloe, Dr. Gordon McGlone OBE, Chief Executive said “This is a wonderful award to win in the Trusts 50th year. This has been a team effort involving a lot of people, over a long time.

At Greystones Farm nature reserve, we try to inspire visitors to enjoy the countryside more and to learn more about it, and to use the farm to champion the importance of the natural world, combined with its human heritage.”