Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project - Middlemarsh Farm
The provision of a storage lagoon and pumping system to ensure an adequate supply of water to approximately 73ha of Grazing Marsh and other wetland habitat, located near to the Wash SAC and SPA.
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23/04/2013 11:18: Funding boost for local wildlifeThe community of Burgh le Marsh is today celebrating the news that it has received a £59620.00 funding boost from SITA Trust to help protect rare wading birds at one of the areas premier wetland sites.
The funding will be used by the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project to create a lagoon and ponds that will ensure that there is always enough water at Middlemarsh Farm to enable the birds to successfully raise their chicks, even in severe droughts such as we experienced last spring and which may become more common in future. We will also create gravel islands where the birds can breed and are safe from local foxes, and which we hope will become a haven for internationally important species such as turns and egrets. Middlemarsh Farm is open to members of the public to come along and see what this funding has enabled us to do for the birds.
The land owner Simon Dodsworth said ‘ We are delighted that with the assistance from the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project SITA have approved the wetland improvement work on our 73ha breeding wader site. The new investment will build on the sites already high environmental value by improving breeding areas and developing water storage. The reserve of water will ensure that even in drought times scarce and vulnerable populations of waders are able to breed successfully and sustain their population’.