Be a Heathland Hero

Dartford warbler (c) Chris Gomersall/2020VISIONDartford warbler (c) Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Pledge a donation now to help us unlock funding to save Dropping Well Farm and create Worcestershire's largest block of heathland.

We've lost an estimated 85% of lowland heathlands across the UK over the last 150 years; Worcestershire has just 603 acres remaining or undergoing restoration.

Dropping Well Farm sits in the middle of our own Devil's Spittleful and Blackstone Farm Fields nature reserves and Wyre Forest District Council's Rifle Range and Burlish Top nature reserves.  Saving this block of land would enable us to connect over 300 acres of wonderful heathland habitat.

Our long-term vision is to restore what is currently farmland at Dropping Well and give wildlife a tremendous boost.  From pantaloon bees and hornet robberlies to common lizards and yellowhammers, this is a once in a generation opportunity to make a huge difference for our wildlife.  Perhaps one day we'll attract breeding Dartford warblers to Worcestershire.Dropping Well Farm aerial view by Chris Dobbs/Dave Grubb

Wildlife needs you

To unlock the funding to purchase this incredible place, we need your support. We are approaching funding bodies who need to know that we can raise the funds necessary to match their grants; we are asking that you make a pledge now to support our public fundraising appeal in spring 2020. With a generous donation of £100,000 and a remarkable £50,000 donated by a member who wishes to remain anonymous, we are well on our way. 

By pledging a donation now to our future fundraising appeal, you'll help us to show potential funders that we have your support to make this dream possible.

Please read our Heathland Hero Pledge document for more information.

Thank you!

 

 

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