A group of about 15 volunteers joined representatives of Norfolk Wildlife Trust on Monday to start planning how the new wildlife area, which is to be created as part of the Lynnsport development will be enhanced and maintained.
The 2.6 ha site is currently made up of scrub, grassland and some woodland, along with a marshy area containing wetland plants surrounded by dense thicket and less dense bramble.
Mark Webster of the trust said: “Throughout this project we also want to find ways to encourage public access to the site so that it can be enjoyed for many generations. We will be creating linked pathways through the site, better access, and information boards.”
The first workshop focussed on exploring the site to identify access routes, undertaking litter picking and planning future work.
The next two sessions, on June 1 and 22, will be hands on with the trust providing guidance on conservation tasks including building steps to improve access, maintaining cleared pathways and carrying out flower surveys.
For more information about the sessions please contact Norfolk Wildlife Trust on 01603 598333. To view the Management Plan for the site visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk.