Shropshire Wildlife Trust

The Meres and Mosses area holds a wonderful group of wetlands created during the last Ice Age.

A priority area for restoration, it needs careful conservation to ensure it provides enduring, sustainable habitats which will benefit wildlife and people.

Nearly £2 million of funding has been secured for the Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership. This encompasses a Heritage Lottery funded Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS) and a DEFRA funded Nature Improvement Area (NIA). Both of these programmes are now being delivered by the partnership led by a small team employed by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, who are the lead partner. The ambitious five year programme will deliver over 300 individual projects aimed at conservation, community engagement, access, heritage skills and learning.

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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.

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Farm grant applications now closed

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


Queensway Fields benefit from MMBEN funding

The Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme have been working with Queensway Playing Fields in Whitchurch, an independent charity, to help them reinvigora...

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Merefest 2017!

Merefest Festival is returning to Ellesmere, Shropshire on Saturday 16th, 2017! This fun-filled festival celebrates the unique landscape of the Meres and Mosses...

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

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