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Certainly not a Blott on the landscape

Visitors to Blott's Pit

Lafarge Tarmac donation secures Nottinghamshire wetland wildlife habitat for future generations

FOLLOWING a donation from the Lafarge Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has created a new habitat for wetland bird species at Blott’s Pit, part of the Skylarks Nature Reserve at Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham.

The Trust’s Skylarks project team has worked on the wetland area for the last six months, to improve public access, and in April 2015 more than 150 local visitors were invited to an open day to see the results.

Neil Beards, estates manager at Lafarge Tarmac, said: ‘What has been achieved by the Skylarks team over recent months is very impressive and we are delighted to have supported such an important local project.’

The Trust has raised more than £1 million through public support, grants and other contributions to buy land at Blott’s Pit.

Work has now started on a two-and-a-half-year programme of natural and human heritage events, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with the Trust working alongside Nottinghamshire County Council’s team of community archaeologists, to raise awareness of the area’s local history and wildlife.

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