Woodlands awarded Conservation Gold
We are delighted to announce that here at Woodlands Country Park we have been awarded the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award for our continuing commitment to conservation and the environment. It is the highest award of its kind and is in recognition to our forward thinking approach to our surroundings and all the inhabitants of our lakes, woods and grasslands.
Granted only to parks which have demonstrated a sound commitment to the natural world, the David Bellamy Conservation Award scheme is described by Professor Bellamy as the ‘Green Olympics’ – and go only to parks which help protect and enhance the natural environment.
The award scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. The idea of the scheme was first sown when David Bellamy gave a talk to members of the camping, caravanning and holiday home park industry in which he gave the audience members a challenge to be part of the environmental solution and not part of the problem.
Our award was granted after our amazing 46 acre site was assessed by the scheme’s team of local wildlife experts. The assessors appraise a large variety of criteria, and were blown away by not only our extensive areas of open grassland acting as habitat for wildlife, but made particular mention to our stunning new wild flower meadows.
As members of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, our beautiful array of lakes and waterways obviously means a lot to us, but we can not rest on our laurels, and have a long standing commitment to all areas of conservation across a broad spectrum. Even from the parks conception, our initiatives have included the planting of hundreds of indigenous trees, bushes and other native plant life. We have established a myriad of wildlife corridors across our site providing a haven for wildlife. A good range of bird boxes and feeders act as homes to an assortment of birdlife, and its wonderful to see so many species of bird thriving on our park.
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