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Flourishing Floodplains: Green Recovery Challenge Fund in the Severn Vale

Flourishing Floodplains is an exciting new collaboration between FMP, FWAG-SW, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), in the Severn and Avon Vales. The project is supported by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and has come about in part through the development of a Gloucestershire Floodplain Meadows Group, which started about 4 years ago. This group is chaired by the FMP but driven by several knowledgeable and eloquent local contacts, most notably from the Gloucestershire Naturalists Society (GNS), who have wandered through the Vale over the past 20 years noting areas of botanical interest and key areas for curlew. Funds from the Flourishing Floodplains project will enable the group to realise an ambition to undertake extensive botanical survey work covering 1,000 ha, whilst simultaneously allowing FMP to add to our growing soil carbon research by collecting 300 soil samples from different grassland types.

Read more about our plans to survey 1000 ha of grassland in the Vale and how you could get involved. There are plently of volunteer opportunities as part of this project.