Wild City was an Access to Nature funded project which ran from November 2010 to January 2014. Wild City built on the huge success of the Nature in the City project (see below). The funding award was for £250,000 with £336,000 being the total project value for the 3 years.
Bristol Parks appointed two Wild City Project Officers, Helen Adshead and Paula Spiers. Helen previously worked as the South Bristol Riverscapes Project Officer. Paula is also the Avon Frome Development Officer, and continued this post part-time. Later in the project they were joined by Justin Smith.
The project was based on Bristol's current and potential Local Nature Reserves with the main focus on the 'Key' sites and a lesser involvement with the 'Network' sites. However, buy raising the profile for wildlife in the City the project also benefited many sites not directly involved.
The Key Wildlife City Project Sites were:
Lamplighter's Marsh -
The New Cut -
Northern Slopes -
Hengrove Park Mounds and Hawkfield Meadows -
Callington Road LNR -
Eastwood Farm LNR -
The Wild City Network Sites were:
Lawrence Weston Moor LNR -
Badock's Wood LNR -
Narroways Millennium Green -
Manor Woods Valley LNR -
Stockwood Open Space LNR -
Troopers Hill LNR -
Royate HIll LNR
As a result of the project four of the sites were designated as additional Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in 2015 – Avon New Cut, Lamplighters Marsh, Narroways and The Northern Slopes.