Charity Plantlife receives grant to help with their work in Breckland

East Wretham Heath, near Thetford, is home to some rare plant species. Picture: Sonya Duncan

East Wretham Heath, near Thetford, is home to some rare plant species. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A charity dedicated to celebrating and saving wild flowers, plants and fungi is set to receive a cash boost.

Plantlife have been granted £1,000 to help towards the cost of the Breckland Flora Group volunteer coordinator.

In 2006 the flora group was established to undertake targeted recording of rare and scarce plants across the wider Breckland area, as well as to support and raise awareness of conservation.

The money has been awarded by Breckland Council as part of the Pride in Breckland initiative - which intends to improve the environment of the area.

Gabriella Keaney, from Plantlife, said: “With 47 volunteers currently helping with surveys and documenting information about local plant species we needed a Breckland coordinator to support them, monitor group activities and share this vital data.”


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Breckland is home to more than 120 nationally rare and threatened wild flower species.

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