The Green Recovery Challenge Fund support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has supported two significant projects in the area of outstanding natural beauty: one for two of its rare chalk rivers, and one to help increase resilience on this soft coast.
- Climate change and sea-level rise
- Man-made modifications destroying the natural course and flow
- Pollution, phosphate and nitrate loading, damaging the ecology
- Fragmented, disconnected habitats, empty of wildlife
Connected by landscape, sharing an aquifer, both also share the potential for significant landscape-scale restoration to create, enhance and sustain rare, vibrant ecosystems.
This project was a collaboration between the Norfolk Rivers Trust; proven experts in river and catchment restoration and the Norfolk Coast Partnership.
Jonah Tosney, Operations director of the Norfolk Rivers Trust, said: “Norfolk’s Hun and Stiffkey both share challenges with sea-level rise, man-made modifications removing natural flow, and pollution and fragmented habitats resulting in unfavourable conditions for wildlife. Our project will provide innovative solutions to combat these problems whilst also providing opportunities for the local communities.”
This project was completed in June 2023. To read more about this project, visit the Norfolk Rivers Trust website.