What is the Roadside Verges Project?
Roadside verges provide important wildlife havens and form corridors for movement of wildlife between different areas. They provide feeding places and shelter for many insects, birds and small mammals as well as potentially containing rare or declining species of plants.
DWT works with the councils to ensure that these verges are carefully managed, for example cutting them at the best time of year to ensure the continuation of their wildlife value.
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How do I get involved with this project?
The verges that have been identified as potential wildlife havens can be "adopted" by a volunteer whose key role will be to keep an eye on the verge to avoid any management problems such as cutting the verge at the wrong time of year.
The volunteer can also get involved in surveying the verge and clear scrub if necessary. If you would like to adopt a verge near your home then contact DWT