A Discovery Day was held at the Rackleaze Nature Reserve in Cam to celebrate the conservation achievements by Stroud Valleys Project (SVP) and its band of volunteers who through Biffaward (Landfill Tax Levy) funding have increased opportunities for wildlife and biodiversity at the wetland site.

Cutting_the_Rackleaze_ribbonRichard Lewis, SVP’s project officer at the nature reserve said ‘The nature reserve is an oasis for wildlife and the day was a celebration of the work that has gone on at the site and hopefully the work that SVP will be able to continue to do in the future at the nature reserve’.

The day was officially opened by Mary Oram, a member of the Cam Wildlife Group, who along with other members of the group cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new boardwalk that allows public access to the field pond on the nature reserve.

Display board showcased the different types of bird and insect species that have been found in or around the nature reserve, visitors to the event we’re able to get involved by catching insects, such as butterflies and bees, in nets. Adding to the survey records already collect by SVP’s own survey team, Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood.

It is hoped that with the help of SVP, Cam Parish Council will formally start the process of designating the site as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) for all the community to enjoy.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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