Fact File

Project/Applicant Name:Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Theme:Rebuilding Biodiversity
Grant Received:£333,000

St Clair’s Meadow is a 16 hectare meadow in the heart of the Meon Valley, home to the River Meon a rich diversity of wildlife, including water vole and kingfishers. Entomologists love the Meon Valley as it is home to clouds of dragonflies and butterflies.

A Biffa Award grant of £333,000 allowed Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to purchase the meadow and restore it to excellent condition. Restoration work, including returning the river back to its original channel, and implementing sensitive grazing using rare-breed cattle, took place once the purchase was complete. The site is now open to the public and proves to be a popular and highly important site for wildlife.

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