Gresham Marsh is a nature reserve located off Wilford Lane, West Bridgford owned by the Environment Agency. During the autumn, a group of enthusiastic volunteers, as part of an organised collaboration between the Environment Agency, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, got stuck in. The work included raking up the arisings following the mowing of the meadow by contractors, repair of the boardwalk and the ubiquitous litter pick.
One historic field pond was restored and seven new ponds of various sizes were excavated. This project was carried out by EMEC Land Management. The site is thought to support woodcock and water rail and the additional open water habitat created will benefit wading and wetland bird species by creating better foraging habitat. The works will also be beneficial for amphibians such as frogs and toads and invertebrates like dragonflies.