The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire was part of a successful team that won a 2016 Gloucestershire CPRE award for ‘innovative use of natural resources, including land and water’.
The CCRI has been working with Stroud District Council to tackle floods and help wildlife on the streams of the Stroud valleys. Instead of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on concrete and steel structures, it has been using trees and other natural features to reduce the risk of flooding in the area.
CCRI away day news
The CCRI is currently involved in an exciting new project called Sabrina Dreaming which connects environmental art with academic research and study environments. Thanks to an ‘Artist in Residence’ grant from the Leverhulme Trust, Antony Lyons will spend a year in the CCRI. Over that time, his topic of interest is the Severn Estuary coast.
This Thursday, will see an exciting seminar take place at CCRI as our Leverhulme funded artist in residence, Antony Lyons, presents with regard to the Sabrina Dreaming (Severn Estuary Tidelands), project.