Trust Looks Forward to Working with Coed Cymru on Conwy Valley Project

Jul 26, 2014

The Welsh Government has announced that it is awarding up to £685,500 to a project that will see Coed Cymru working with River Trusts and local landowners to improve river catchments, increase biodiversity and help reduce the risk of flooding in four of the seven Nature Action Zones identified by WG earlier this year. The seven Nature Action Zones were selected because of the challenges and opportunities they present for enhancing biodiversity.

One of the seven Nature Action Zones is the Conwy valley and the Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust is now looking forward to working with Coed Cymru, farmers and other land managers that will be involved in this project. The aim of the project is to help river catchments to increase biodiversity, reduce flooding, deliver benefits to local communities and engage local people in work to protect and improve the quality of their environment. The project will include new tree planting, improved soil and water management and carbon capture as part of work to help tackle climate change.

This and the projects in the other Nature Action Zones are being funded by the Welsh Government’s £6m Nature Fund which supports practical action to improve Wales’ environment.

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Afonydd Cymru
The Rivers Trust
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The Wild Trout Trust