Organisations working at Cotswold Water Park are launching a new campaign, called Enjoy and Respect, to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of anti-social behaviour.
The area is nationally and internationally important for wildlife, with 35,000 wintering and breeding waterbirds; aquatic plants; black poplar trees; bats; mammals; and floodplain grasslands.
The new campaign, created by Cotswold District Council, Cotswold Lakes Trust and various other organisations, will focus on raising awareness of the impact of swimming in lakes; litter; parking; dogs; fires and barbecues; and the importance of respecting the area’s wildlife.
Paul Hazel, executive chairman of Cotswold Lakes Trust said ‘The Cotswold Water Park is a wonderful resource where visitors and local residents can come to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
‘We are pleased to be working with our partner organisations to raise awareness of the importance of the landscape and to protect this unique environment for future generations to enjoy.’
For more information, call Cotswold District Council on (01285) 623000.