Tuesday, 16 March 2010

New land for wildlife at Oulton

I am delighted to let you know that we have completed the purchase of 5.5 acres of marshland at Oulton Marshes (shown in purple on the map below). The land purchase was made possible by the tremendous response we received to our Suffolk Broads Living Landscape appeal – thank you again to everyone that was able to help by making a donation.

Over the next few years, this land will develop as wildlife habitat.  It is relatively unimproved grazing marsh and the ditches have huge wildlife potential. Our immediate priority is restoring the ditches and replacing the gates so we can return the marsh to grazing as part of Oulton Marshes nature reserve.

Buying land is always an exciting time for the Trust and I hope you will enjoy sharing our excitement.

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