- Bid Presentation
- Location Map
The project closed on 31st December 2012. A formal review of the project's achievements can be found in the End of Project Report .
What is the Wild About Ponds Project?
The aim of the Wild About Ponds project was to restore, manage and create new ponds, and commence a long term programme of pond care using management plans.
The Project's objectives contributed towards national, regional, local, and City Biodiversity Action Plans.
By sharing it's work with others, it generated positive local interest work with others.
Using project resources of £100,000 (£90,000 provided by SITA, and the rest from Derby City Council) the Wild About Ponds project's goal was to:
- Produce 30 mini-management plans, and provide Pond Warden Training through surveying, and Plan creation by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
- Restore 14, maintain 6 high priority/quality ponds, and create 5 new ponds within Derby City Boundary using the Management plans and the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV).
- Raise the awareness of the importance of ponds (Groundwork).
- Create resources and confidence to continue to manage and restore ponds beyond the estimated 3 year project period, with support from the Derby City Pond Warden Association (DCPWA), BTCV, and Groundwork Derby and Derbyshire.
The project was delivered using a partnership involving Derby City Council (WildDerby), Derby City Pond Warden Association (DCPWA), and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT).