A project to improve a floodplain grazing marsh at Ironville known as Erewash Meadows Nature Reserve can go ahead thanks to The Veolia Environmental Trust.
Landfill and waste management company Veolia has awarded Derbyshire Wildlife Trust a grant of £15,354 towards their project, which aims to enhance the habitat for the benefit of sheep, cattle and birds, including many identified as a priority in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Funding Development Officer Peter Lee said: “We are delighted that we have been awarded this grant. The improvements will transform the grazing marsh for the benefit of sheep and cattle, while providing feeding and nesting sites for birds. The project will also benefit the visitors to the reserve, encouraging them to engage with its wildlife and environment.”