Welcome to the Meres and Mosses website

The Meres & Mosses of Shropshire and Cheshire are a forgotten mosaic of wetlands, important for some of the rarest wildlife in the UK.

Funders, including UK government and the Heritage Lottery Fund, have funded an ambitious programme to improve the value of this landscape for the people and wildlife living in and around it through the implementation of a Nature Improvement Area and a Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Nearly £2m has been awarded to engage communities, raise awareness, conserve and restore key habitats and support landowners to conserve and protect our special wildlife.  

As of 2016, the Marches Mosses Boglife project commenced. This is a £5 million project to continue the restoration of the habitats of Fenn's, Whixall, Bettisfield and Wem mosses.

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Meres and Mosses photography competition

The 2016 Photography Competition has now closed, but keep an eye out for 2017's competition...


Farm grant applications now closed

To date, 11 projects have benefited from the scheme since it began.

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Meres & Mosses Talks/Activities programme: Darwin Festival & beyond!

Meres & Mosses Talks/Activities programme: Darwin Festival & beyond! Want to know more about the creatures, history, geology, science, and more, in the Meres...


Water Vole Survey Training & Practical Sessions

Water Vole Survey Training & Practical Sessions

Find out how the project is working with and supporting land managers to deliver an improved environment.

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