David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature
Forest Glade participates in the David Bellamy Blooming Marvellous Pledge for Nature, one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK. David set up a conservation award scheme for holiday parks in 1996 and we have been involved in this for many years, achieving a gold award.
We are working to:
- improve our existing habitats for wildlife
- create new wildlife habitats and features where possible
- manage our greenspace in as environmentally friendly a way as possible
- involve everyone on wildlife conservation
- engage with local conservation bodies and projects.
Each year we are asked to work on a different challange:
- Everyone Active – create environmental activities for everyone to enjoy
- Home Sweet Home – set up bird boxes and other artificial wildlife homes
- Horti-heroes – manage your greenspace in a way that reduces environmental impact
- Pollinator Patch – create an area where bees, butterflies and other insects can get food
- Special Species – create an oasis for an animal species that needs a helping hand
- Super Signs – provide environmental information and interpretation to help everyone enjoy the wildlife on your park
- Tree-mendous – plant native trees and make your woodlands work for wildlife
- Wonderful Wetlands – put in a pond or enhance existing water and wetland areas.
Some of the work we have done over the past couple of years include planting trees and managing our existing woodland, planting an area of wildflowers and providing additional nature-inspired activities.