28 September 2012

Highly Commended for Pond Project

Froglife was delighted to hear that our LivingWater project in Glasgow was highly commended at the 2012 Biffa Awards ceremony, in the Rebuilding Biodiversity category. CEO Kathy Wormald went to the ceremony at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham along with other nominees undertaking brilliant projects including Bristol Zoo, The Woodland Trust and the RSPB. 
One of our favourite pictures - happy volunteers at work on pond creation with Froglife in Glasgow
Biffa Award uses landfill tax credits to fund a wide range of community and environmental projects across the UK.  Each year, the people transforming their communities and improving the environment through Biffa Award projects are recognised at the Biffa Awards ceremony.  This year more than 200 recently completed projects competed to win a prize in five different categories, and a short list of 25 was whittled down to attend the ceremony.  Froglife competed in the Rebuilding Biodiversity category for our creation of 22 new ponds and restoration of a further 23 ponds at 14 sites across Glasgow. 

“I’m so proud of the team that manages Glasgow LivingWater, our first project north of the border,” said Kathy.  “As well as creating and improving the landscape for wildlife, they also led training and volunteering days to involve the local community in protecting these vital habitats.  It was fantastic to be recognised in the shortlist from so many excellent projects, and great to come highly commended.”

The winner of the category and of the Awards as a whole was the Flitton Moor Action for Biodiversity project in Bedfordshire.  Entirely run by volunteers, this project also improved the habitat and raised awareness amongst locals about a Local Nature Reserve.

“Going to the Awards really reminded me that there is a lot of great work being done across the UK to improve biodiversity and empower people to get involved in conservation,” added Kathy.  “I’d like to say a big thank you to Biffa Award for supporting Froglife, and congratulations to everyone else who was shortlisted.”

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