The Avon Valley Project 10 Year Anniversary
Celebrating 10 years of the Avon Valley project!
The incredible Avon Valley project has been working in South Devon’s Avon Valley for the past 10 years. This catchment-wide project has been providing advice and practical support to the landowning community, inspiring people to take action, creating a network of new wildflower meadows, planting trees, hedgerows and helping nature recover.
Congratulations on the 10 year anniversary! The Avon Valley project has transformed our land, and our lives. Our meadow hums with insect and animal activity in the summer: such as grasshoppers, crickets, grass snakes, hedgehogs, a polecat, green woodpeckers, tawny owls, and buzzards! Our herd of conservation grazing cattle has grown, and never seem to be out of work. We feel part of a local community with a common aim; inspired and hopeful for the future.Cows in Clover
Devon Wildlife Trust has helped us, as farmers, to appreciate that a 'few tweaks' to our operations can make a big difference to our local wildlife without adversely impacting our core business. We have learned a great deal from DWT about our local wildlife and their habitats. The changes we have made and are making are all down to their guidance and encouragement. DWT is a super organisation to help local farmers and landowners - their expert knowledge of the local area and their skills in signposting other help is a must for anyone wishing to make some personal changes to support wildlife.Markstone Farm
The Avon Valley project began in 2011 and has had many incredible successes over the last 10 years. Read the brochure to find out more...
Supported by South Devon Nature Trust
The Avon Valley Project is a landscape scale project, supported by South Devon Nature Trust, working to re-connect wildlife habitat in the South Devon Avon Catchment.
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The Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. This project is helping us to achieve that ambition. You can help today by making a donation or by joining us as a member to help fund more projects like this, that will help to create and protect a nature-rich environment to benefit wildlife and people.