As a local employer Ringway prides itself in supporting the local community in which its employees live and work. Much of the work Ringway undertakes concentrates on the local highways so to be able to support a local wildlife conservation programme and give something back benefits the entire community. Ringway presented Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust with a cheque for £5,750 for the Limestone Grassland Project.
The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation, which cares for Lincolnshire's wildlife and countryside and is affiliated to the Royal Society for Nature Conservation. The Trust's mission is to conserve wildlife and wild places in Lincolnshire and to promote understanding and enjoyment of the natural world and the need to protect it.
The money has already helped the Trust to produce a wild flower guide and survey booklet that will help volunteers to recognise wild flowers on roadside verges. The project aims to manage and improve grasslands and associated species within the Lincolnshire and Rutland Limestone Natural Area by enhancing, expanding and reconnecting lowland grassland sites.
Paul Learoyd, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said: “This contribution will be vital to help us achieve the aims of the project and will make a significant contribution to the identification, conservation and re-creation of limestone grassland in the project area”
Ringway Business Development Manager Steve Scawthon said: “Ringway is committed to helping local community projects that improve the environment and can be enjoyed by everyone.”
Photo from left to right: Ringway Business Development Steve Scawthon presents a cheque to Mark Scholfield (Limestone Grassland Project Officer) and Paul Learoyd (Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)