RSPB Langford Lowlands

Aerial shot of wetland creation, RSPB Langford Lowfields Nature Reserve, Nottingham, October

DPD is helping to keep the RSPB’s conservation work in fine feather after it donated £90,000 to support work to restore a quarry on the banks of the River Trent.

The parcel firm made the donation out of its Eco Fund to help the conservation charity install two double-leaf penstock sluices at the site in Nottinghamshire and ensure water levels can be controlled, aiding the on-going establishment of the reedbed and increasing biodiversity.

Langford Lowfields is a conservation project created out of a partnership involving the RSPB and Tarmac.

The reserve covers 120ha and provides a haven for nature.  At the heart of the site sits the largest reedbed in the East Midlands, surrounded by wildflower-rich meadows, blocks of scrub and an area of mature woodland.

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DPD’s funding will enable 18 hectares of wetland to be managed effectively for nature, equivalent to 144 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Tim Jones, director of marketing, communications and sustainability at DPD said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support the RSPB on this project. 

“Our aim is to be the most sustainable parcel delivery company in the UK and as well as transforming our own operation, we want to support organisations able to directly protect and enhance the ecosystems we are all reliant on.

“Langford Lowfields is already a great example of how business and conservation can co-exist and we look forward to working together this year and to making a difference for many years to come.”