FWAG Farming & Wildlife Volunteers
Piloting in Gloucestershire, FWAG SouthWest is proud to introduce the FWAG Farming and Wildlife Volunteers. The group will begin by helping restore ditches, streams and rivers in Gloucestershire as part of the WILD Project.
The WILD Project has mapped ditches and watercourses in many Gloucestershire villages identifying places where work could reduce flood risks, improve water quality and provide valuable habitats.
We are looking for volunteers to join us on work days to actively restore the counties waterways.
Why We Need You!
With climate change and more extreme weather events to come it is vital we get our natural floodplains back into positive management. This comes as capital grants are limited under stewardship and farmers and landowners may need a bit of help meeting the challenges climate change brings.
Get Involved or Get Help
Led by Archie Lelieveld, our work parties are fully qualified in the use of chainsaws and brushcutters and experienced in sensitive land management. We want to hear from you if-
- You’d like to offer your time. No experience necessary, training given.
- You have machinery or equipment that would help us with ditch restoration.
- You, or someone you know, could benefit from the help of our volunteers.