We are seeking funding for some spring native wild flowers from this lottery fund. Should it arrive would you like to help plant??? https://www.celebratenationallottery25.com/…

In partnership with Dorset’s Important Geological Sites Group (DIGS) and Dorset Council, we are working in stages to improve drainage, geodiversity, biodiversity and public perception at this location. In this former railway cutting the petrifying springs issue from Jurassic limestones. Twigs, leaves and other debris on the main rock face become coated in tufa and the Dripping Well is readily visible to all passers-by, including those with limited mobility. Our scheme will benefit the local community, including young people walking to and from school, and visitors to Weymouth and Portland. The green corridor either side of the Trail through the cutting accounts for over 80% of the Trail land area. Our intention is to enhance this corridor for wildlife, in terms of movement and diversity, and to develop and emphasise its educational importance. Your grant will enable us to purchase a small selection of native wildflowers suitable for the environmental conditions. These will be obtained from a supplier following Flora Locale guidelines and planted by FoRT volunteers. We would like to purchase 50 plug plants of primrose, 50 plug plants of sweet violet and 100 wood anemone rhizomes. Since this photo rock exposures in the Rodwell Cutting at the southern end of the Dripping Well some additional vegetation has been removed from the top of the exposures and the ditch has been cleared to improve stream flow from the springs.

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