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September 13, 2022
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AGM - 2022

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Hawk and Owl Trust will be held at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve on Tuesday 18th October at 09.30 am. The reserve will be shut to non-members and the public on the 18th. The AGM is open to members only. Those wishing to…
September 06, 2022
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Frank Jarvis Art Exhibition at Sculthorpe Moor

An exhibition of field sketches and paintings of birds by the late Frank Jarvis is currently on display at the Sculthorpe Moor Reserve. This unique showcase of Frank's work illustrates his deep fascination with the natural world, which started at an early…

Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve receives a major grant for a flood mitigation project.

The Hawk and Owl Trust – Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve have successfully applied and have been awarded a £246k grant from the Green Recovery Fund.

The £40million Green Recovery fund has been developed by Defra and its Arm’s-Length Bodies, including Natural England, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency and others. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing and monitoring this government money.

The aim of the fund is to support projects that are ready to deliver and focus on nature restoration, nature-based solutions and connecting people with nature, delivering against the goals of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan whilst helping to sustain and build capacity in the sector.

The Sculthorpe Reserve has faced over the past five years major issues with flooding resulting in closure and lost revenue on each occasion, not to mention the damage the excess water has caused damaging flora and fauna. As a growing employer in the local area, a solution needed to be devised as little support and priority was being received from external bodies.

This grant has been warmly welcomed by all those staff and volunteers at the Trust and will assist in providing a more viable longer-term solution. As part of the project, the Trust has obtained a licence to introduce Beavers into a 53-acre fenced enclosure in 2022. By using the Beavers and other mitigation works, it is planned that by diverting the floodwater, it will improve the biodiversity of the Reserve, the floodplain and the watercourse.