The vision for this project is that we will provide a play and learning area for children to connect with and embrace their natural environment, also for the community as a whole to be involved in creating more biodiversity to the site, with the aim of protecting and enhancing wildlife habitats for generations to come.
We have the support from Grampound with Creed Primary School, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and our Local Independent Councillor, Michael Bunney, who is incredibly enthusiastic about our project – he funded the supply of 2 picnic tables in the play & learning area through his Community Chest Fund.
We also have the backing of the landowner at Trewithen Estate who is leasing the land to us, with the view to managing the woodland over the next 10 years and beyond.
Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) are working with us and we will be taking part in their Citizen Science Investigation (CSI) which will help to monitor the river Fal. This engages the children in learning how to monitor the river condition and test the water for pollutants etc, also to note the wildlife seen in and around the river. WRT are really excited to be working with us and we hope to dove-tail with some of the projects they are already involved with.
You can find all the details of the project and how to support it here.