CPRE award for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has been selected as a winner in the CPRE Gloucestershire's (Campaign for Rural England) 4th Annual Environmental Awards that took place on October 19 at Toddington Village Hall
Wildlife Trust wins CPRE award
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has been selected as a winner in the CPRE Gloucestershire’s (Campaign for Rural England) 4th Annual Environmental Awards that took place on October 19 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. Chairman Charlie Watson says, “Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has 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, which 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.”
Photo: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust presented with a CPRE Gloucestershire award by Lord Bledisloe at Greystones Farm nature reserve. From left to right: Tom Beasley-Suffolk, North Cotswolds nature reserves manager, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, David Brooke, CPRE Gloucestershire Director, Lord Bledisloe, Dr. Gordon McGlone OBE, Chief Executive, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Richard Lloyd, CPRE Gloucestershire Vice-Chairman.