Wild City is an Access to Nature funded project which started in November 2010. Wild City aims to build on the huge success of the Nature in the City project (see below). The award was for £250,000 with £336,000 being the total project value for the 3 years.
Bristol Parks have appointed two Wild City Project Officers, Helen Adshead and Paula Spiers. Helen previously worked as the South Bristol Riverscapes Project Officer. Paula is also the Avon Frome Development Officer, and will be continuing this post part-time.
The project is based on Bristol's current and potential Local Nature Reserves with the main focus on the 'Key' sites and a lesser involvement with the 'Network' sites. However, buy raising the profile for wildlife in the City the project will also benefit many sites not directly involved.
The Key Wildlife City Project Sites are:
Lamplighter's Marsh -
The New Cut -
Northern Slopes -
Hengrove Park Mounds and Hawkfield Meadows -
Callington Road LNR -
Eastwood Farm LNR -
The Wild City Network Sites are:
Lawrence Weston Moor LNR -
Badock's Wood LNR -
Narroways Millennium Green -
Manor Woods Valley LNR -
Stockwood Open Space LNR -
Troopers Hill LNR -
Royate HIll LNR