The local part of the project is being led by the charity Devon Wildlife Trust and focusses upon the charity’s Woodah Farm – a 57 hectare holding in the Teign Valley.
The farm has been announced today as the location of one of 12 new projects taking place across England. Together they address a range of measures which include restoring grasslands, peatlands, saltmarsh, kelp forests, wetlands and woods.
The projects, which will help the UK achieve its ambition of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, are able to go ahead thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Players have raised almost £2 million for The Wildlife Trusts to support actions that tackle the climate and nature crises.
Devon Wildlife Trust will use support from the People’s Postcode Lottery to make big changes in a project it is calling ‘Wilder Woodah’. These will see a return of wildlife in greater numbers and diversity, while the farm will also become a ‘demonstration site’ used by the Trust to show visitors how practical ‘nature-based’ solutions can be developed at a local level.