British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards

British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards

Trevella

Trevella

It’s not surprising that Trevella Park in Cornwall has chosen to celebrate its 50th Anniversary by unveiling a project to help the environment. The park has been an award winner in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards for ten years and has been working continuously during this time to improve its environment for wildlife.

To mark its anniversary year visitors are being asked to donate £10 to buy from a list of suitable trees and shrubs selected by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. This is a two-year project and, as the trees are purchased, they will be planted around the park. The Wildlife Trust will also benefit financially from this scheme, as all monies raised (less 15% administration) will go to help fund its projects.

"Basically what we are trying to do is to create corridors using tree avenues and hedges. We are also trying to fill in areas by planting new trees," says Site Manager, Barry Templeman, who explains that the project will enhance the park for holiday visitors and wildlife alike. "We are giving people a certificate so that they can have a sense of ownership of the project as a whole," he adds.

The next step in the project is to get a local garden centre to make labels for the trees so that people can know where the type of tree that they asked to be planted has been placed.

This is a splendid example of involving visitors with their environment, enhancing the local environment and enabling other environmental projects to be undertaken. It is also a great way to celebrate a birthday!

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