Grasshopper Warbler, 06/05/2013, Men An Tol, A. McKechnie
CBWPS/CWT secure Chapel Amble SSSI
Latest News: This land purchase was completed on 25th October
On 25th September a partnership between the Society and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust was successful in its bid to acquire 20 acres of wet grassland next to Walmsley Sanctuary. This is the first significant reserve purchase for the Society together with the CWT in over 20 years and will greatly enhance our ability to provide a safe haven for birds in this wonderful SSSI. The shooting of wild birds at the site will now thankfully cease.
The land was secured at the auction guide price of £70,000. The CBWPS is able to use the funds originally raised to buy additional land at Maer Lake (which in the end fell through) as part of its share of the funding, but we also appeal to members for their financial support of the purchase. All donations (the more substantial the better!) will be very welcome. Please contact John Stanlake or any other board member if you would like to donate.
A map of the Walmsley area is shown below. The blue outline is the existing Walmsley Sanctuary and the yellow is the extension. The red line shows the path which should be taken to reach the hides.
Congratulations and thanks to all those in both organisations who made this exciting development possible.