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Funding Boost for Dorset Wildlife


1:52pm 19th April 2013

Portland stone Suppliers, Albion Stone, have donated £8000 to the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

The donation will go towards funding the Trust's Living Landscape Project in Portland.

The project, which launched last year, is working to restore 200 hectares of internationally vital limestone grassland. The grassland is under threat from fast-growing cotoneaster which is stifling the growth of rare native plants and lichens. The cotoneaster is also threatening the existence of several endangered insects - insects like the Silver-studded Blue butterfly which are known for the sparkling slivery specks that adorn their wings.

The project's officer, Sam Hamer, appreciates the donation:

 "The continued support from local residents and businesses like Albion Stone is enabling us to protect these fragile habitats for the future."

The Dorset Wildlife Trust needs volunteers to join them on conservation work parties in Portland's quarries. If you'd like to get involved, you can contact Sam by phone on 07824 8742742 or by e-mail via shamer@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Click here to discover more about Portland's Living Landscape.

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