Project Kingfisher was given the UK-MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence in 1996.
Project Kingfisher cares for 11 km of the valley of the river Cole in a heavily built up area of Birmingham and Solihull. Over seven miles of the river valley come under the project stretching from Coventry Road, Small Heath in Birmingham to the M6 at Chelmsley Wood, which includes old meadow, grassland and pond habitats. A few years ago the Cole, a tributary of the Severn, was neglected and dirty. The aim of the regeneration project is to change this and to improve the valley for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
The site hosts different activities from guided walks on various themes to family and group events such as pond dips and treasure trails, and publishes its own newsletter 3 times a year.
Note: Project Kingfisher was formerly declared Kingfisher Country Park in July, 2004.
Project Kingfisher Ranger Service,
Shard End Community Centre,