Charity wins £800 grant for brook restoration project

A CONSERVATION charity based around Bredon Hill has been awarded a grant to fund a project to restore the environment around a local brook.

The Kemerton Conservation Trust has been given £800 from the Green Insurance Company for the Carrant Brook Catchment Restoration Project.

The project, a collaboration between the trust, the Environment Agency and the Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, promotes green issues by training volunteers in surveying and environmental management techniques.

The plan is to restore parts of the brook, revive old orchards and plant new hedgerow trees. There will be opportunities for volunteers to assist with habitat restoration and creation, and learn new skills.

Rebecca Lashley of the county council, who will manage the project, said: “It’ll be a fantastic project to benefit the local environment and will provide additional skills training to current volunteers.

“The Environment Agency has identified the brook as being at risk of failing to meet desired water quality standards. Kemerton Conservation Trust and its volunteers are uniquely placed and as local landowners and farming advisors themselves are able to engage with neighbouring farmers and use their own experiences to demonstrate better management of farmland for wildlife.”

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