Cornwall Wildlife Trust buys 19 acres wetland13/12/2012 18:07:51
Walmsley Marshes expansion
December 2012. With the help of public donations, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society (CBWPS) have joined forces to buy more than 19 acres of wet grassland at Chapel Amble, near Wadebridge.
Amble Marshes & Walmsley Sanctuary
Mark Grantham, CBWPS Chairman is delighted with the joint venture, "Almost 75 years after the purchase of Walmsley Sanctuary, we're really looking to the future with this land acquisition. These marshes are incredibly important for wintering wildfowl and waders and buying this important extension will have immediate benefits to species such as snipe, teal and wigeon. We're also lucky to be able to own and manage the land in partnership with the Trust, building on our already thriving partnership."
The Trust is currently calling for donations to their special 50th Anniversary ‘Cornish Wildlife Appeal'. The Trust aims to protect woodland, heathland and meadow wildlife across the county, focusing around Launceston in the East of Cornwall, through their biggest ever appeal. To donate, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/appeal, call (01872) 273939 or post a cheque to Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Wildlife Appeal 2012, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ.