Frome’s Missing Links Ecology Group meets regularly and members have been helping out with a Sustrans funded initiative called “Greener Greenways”, which aims to increase the wildlife value of the green verges either side of the cycle path at Great Elm.
The background to the ecology group is that Sustrans gave approval to Colin Wisbey and Andrew Marchant to manage the Great Elm Embankment. The FML Friday Club had done a massive amount of work over some four years to clear the top of the embankment to create an extension to The Collier’s Way from Great Elm to Elliot’s Bridge (also known as FML Phase 2), but it was evident to activists that the project could be slow due to land ownership, planning issues and not least lack of money – therefore in order to help preserve clearance work and because it was a good thing to do, an ecology project was started two years ago (supported by Friday Club).
In the last year Sustrans has also now realised the importance of the Collier’s Way and made it a Greener Greenway project, and Great Elm Embankment is now part of this.
We offer a warm welcome to new volunteers who just want to assist generally, and to Flora and Fauna experts who can provide advice on how to improve the ecology.
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