Extensão para a Reserva Natural Local de High Meadows

A bela e rara terra de giz na Reserva Natural Local High Meadow foi ampliada durante 2013/14 pela White Cliff Country Partnership na primeira fase de um projeto financiado pela Loteria Nacional iniciado pela Câmara Municipal de Dover, que possui o terreno e espera restaurá-lo ao que era na década de 1950. This first phase involved the removal of dilapidated structures and the installation of stock fencing. Phase 2 requires a further clearing of scrub, rubbish and hazardous materials on the chalk land lying west of Noah’s Ark Road. One of the most positive results of this upcoming phase is that it will connect High Meadow, Whinless Down and Nemo Down to form 62 hectares of continuous chalk grassland much of which will be available for recreational use by local people.

This grassland has existed for hundreds, or even thousands of years and when well-maintained, is one of the most naturally rich habitats for flora and fauna, including many rare butterflies and exquisite orchids. There is an opportunity for qualified undertakings to bid for the clearance work allowing this exceptional land to be enjoyed by generations to come.

The Deadline for Tenders is 12 midday Friday 4º Setembro 2015.