Praise for team which transformed nature reserve in Portsmouth

A '˜HIDDEN' seashore has been highly commended in an annual awards night.

Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 1:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:47 am

The Countryside Awards praised the work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for its work on Milton’s hidden seashore.

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Their project, located at Milton Locks Nature Reserve in Portsmouth, was commended for transforming the site from a place for fly-tippers and anti-social behaviour into a small urban haven.

Gemma Lacey, the director of sustainability and communications at the Southern Co-op, which sponsored the awards, said: ‘Through outdoor learning and community engagement activities, Milton’s hidden seashore is bringing a two-acre wild space, home to grassland and seashore habitats and a thriving community of wildlife in a densely populated urban area, back into the heart of the community.

‘It has engaged school children, families and the wider community to help create a special habitat for wildlife as well as a place for all the community to enjoy.’