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A man works to create a new wildflower meadow in a field

The new meadows are also hoped to inspire others to enjoy nature and create their own wildflower gardens.

ParkLife are continuing their work to establish ten new meadows around the Totnes area between 2021 and 2024.

They state: ‘Britain has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the 1930s. Those that remain are often small and fragmented, so it is vitally important that they are conserved and enhanced, and new meadows created.’

The project will increase carbon sequestration in Devon, as meadows are valuable carbon sinks. Meadows will also create wildlife corridors, and support ecosystems by providing habitat for a variety of insects.

The community in and around Totnes are now being invited to suggest more meadow creation or enhancement work for the project. Additionally, residents can take part in a series of environmental volunteering projects over autumn and winter.

If you would like to join a ParkLife volunteer project, or have ideas for new wildflower meadow areas, contact parklifesw@gmail.com or via Facebook or Instagram.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?

Goal FD. The Potential for Land to Address the Climate and Ecological Emergencies is Being Used to Maximum Effect

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