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Wild Exmouth update April 2018

Wild Exmouth is an exciting project that will help enhance the environment of the town, engage residents with green spaces and improve access to nature. This will be realised through community events, volunteer days, campaigns and improved information and mapping. Once funding is secured this three year project will work on the following themes:

Wild at Home: Get planting! From window boxes to allotments, you can help make Exmouth a better place for wildlife. We will be sharing great tips and ideas for nature projects you can do. We want to increase the amount of space for wildlife in the town.

Wild Learning: From rockpool rambles, nightwalks, surveys and tree trails. We will be promoting all types of outdoor events in the town and developing new activities to engage everyone in the great outdoors. A town for people and wildlife.

Wild and Active: Exploring and getting outside is good for all of us. So the project will be facilitating some wonderful new opportunities to connect to nature and to keep healthy. Ideas include practical conservation days, outdoor yoga, wild swimming and even plogging (jogging and picking up litter)!

Wild around Town: With everyone’s help we want to improve the spaces for wildlife and make places easier to access and find. You will see new trees being planted, wildflower meadows being sown and the whole town being mapped to help residents find their nearest breathing place.

 Consultation Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey. We had great response from over 180 local people. We have now produced the results from the survey which you can download here.

There was an overwhelming desire for this green space project to go ahead and many people are keen to be involved in the future project. It is clear that residents love the green and blue spaces within the town and want to protect and enhance them. There were many suggestions repeated by lots of people and we will focus the project on the most common ideas put forward.

Next steps

Final project plan and bid will be submitted to funders in late May. Fingers crossed for the project to start later in the year.

If you want to keep in touch or get involved please sign up to our Wild Exmouth mailing list to keep in touch with the Project.