Oxstalls project wins award
13th November 2020
The Oxstalls biodiversity project has won a ‘nature-based solutions’ award from the Countryside Charity Gloucestershire (CPRE).
The award is a joint award between the university and Gloucester City Council and recognises the work of Kevin Farmer and the Estates team in re-wilding land along Wotton Brook between the southern Oxstalls campus boundary and the northern Plock Court Wetland Reserve.
The project, partially-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, links these two areas of University of Gloucestershire property with a natural verge and meadow and focused on improving the biodiversity of four specific areas on site, by replanting hedgerows, establishing a linear wildflower meadow and widening the bank of the Wotton Brook to create a more varied waterside habitat.
As a result, the project has improved wildlife habitats and strengthened the ecological links throughout the site, and you can see a video of award presentation here.