AN ENVIRONMENTAL project created by Solihull Council has been shortlisted for a national award.
The three-year long Habitat and Nature Improvements Project which involved 24 separate projects across the borough is a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Best Practice – Large-Scale Nature Conservation Award.
The project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, saw woodland, grassland, wetland and water quality improvements across 24 individual habitats within the urban areas of Solihull from 2017 to 2020.
The project was thought of, developed and delivered by Solihull Council’s Conservation of the Historic Environment, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Ecology Team and enhanced more than 100 hectares of green space working with the Environment Agency and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
The CIEEM awards celebrate the outstanding work of ecologists and environmental managers across the UK and Ireland.
The awards are widely regarded as a way for ecologists and environmental managers to inspire the next generation and recognise each other’s skills.
The winner will be announced at the CIEEM Awards in London on June 22.