Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New £10M Project Aims to Protect and Restore Rivers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New £10M Project Aims to Protect and Restore Rivers

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HUNDREDS of miles of rivers and the landscapes around them will be protected and restored with a £10m conservation project, the National Trust has said.

The charity unveiled plans to boost habitats, wildlife and access for people along five rivers in Cheshire, Cumbria, Somerset, Norfolk, and North Wales, as it called on the government to act on its promises to help the environment.

Speaking at the Countryfile Live event at Blenheim Palace yesterday, National Trust director-general Hilary McGrady pointed to a groundswell of support for action to protect the countryside as the UK leaves the EU.

Ms McGrady has welcomed recent pledges to deliver a farming policy that improves the environment as part of a 'green Brexit', but will warn Environment Secretary Michael Gove that actions speak louder than words. …

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