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A green corridor buffering the
eastern edge of Ely, properly protected from harmful development and
managed for the combined benefit of wildlife and local people.
With its spectacular cathedral,
gentle pace of life, and delightful riverside setting, Ely is a
special place to live. But its rapid growth has put increasing pressure
on the city’s remaining green spaces.
quiet backwaters of Roswell Pits and the nearby wetlands and meadows
along the River Great Ouse are now the
last fragments of nature around Ely. Over 1200 people have joined
Ely Wildspace (originally called LCPRE) to keep these places wild
for the animals, plants and people to whom they matter.
The area is so important nationally
it’s recently been designated as a Site of Special Scientific
Interest. We are now working with agencies,
landowners and our community to safeguard this wonderful place,
enhance its habitats still further, and help people enjoy them in
a sustainable way.
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Litterpick Saturday 5th April
March 2014 The next Ely
Wildspace litterpick will be held on Saturday 5th April starting
at 2pm at the top of Kiln Lane (the road leading to the Environment
Agency off Prickwillow Road) followed by tea and scones at Ely Sailing
Club - equipment provided.
Enter Ely's fourth annual Spring Bird
Race, 11 May
26 March 2014 Last year an amazing 77 species of bird were
recorded during the Spring Wildspace Bird Race. Are you up to the
challenge of attempting to beat that total? Alternatively, do you
simply fancy a guided birdwatching walk around the fantastic wildlife
areas right on our doorstep?
If you do, then why not join the Ely Wildspace
Bird Race on Sunday 11 May? We are meeting at 6am sharp at the top
of Kiln Lane where we will divide up into small teams, each of which
will be led by an experienced local birdwatcher. The teams will
then set off and walk all around the Wildspace trying to see and
hear as many bird species as possible. At around 11am the teams
will meet up again to compare notes and discover the winning team.
The event is free and everyone is welcome. Please bring binoculars
(if you have them), warm and waterproof clothing, and plenty of
food and drink.
26 March 2014 In conjunction with Ely Cathedral, a unique
birdwatching experience is being planned for 1 June 2014. Trips
are being organised throughout the day to the top of the Cathedral
tower where expert local birdwatchers will show you the birds through
their telescopes. Further details will soon be available at www.elywildspace.org.uk