Morecambe Bay wetland project wins grant support

Natural England is contributing £1.05m towards a project to enhance the network of wetland sites around Morecambe Bay.

The Government agency is working with the Environment Agency, RSPB, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission, The National Trust, Cumbria Tourism and Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism to secure and restore existing wetland sites in the Lyth Valley, as well as managing reedbed restoration at Leighton Moss RSPB reserve and restoration of 60ha lowland raised bog at Witherslack Mosses.

Natural England said: "The focus is on restoration of grazing marsh and lowland raised bog where, in the face of a potential change in drainage, we are working to explore a future for the valley which would deliver long term benefits for both wildlife and the local economy."

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