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Wonderful Wetland Success!!

Thanks to 68 generous donations from the public, match funding from Cheshire East Council's Crowd Fund - Cheshire East Crowd, a big pledge from United Utilities and funding from Wilmslow Town Council, our recent crowd funded project, Wonderful Wetlands, has met and exceeded it’s fundraising goals!

Over £15,000 has been raised to enhance existing wetland areas in The Carrs, in Wilmslow. 

We want to create new wetland areas and connect existing ponds, streams and ditches to make the best habitat for local wildlife. All manner of creatures can thrive in these new wetlands, such as newts, dragonflies, snails, mice, voles and birds, not to mention the native plant life that will benefit. We also want to remove invasive non-native species from the wet areas in the Carrs to give our wetland the best possible chance.  Wetlands bring with them other benefits, such as helping to reduce water pollution and mitigate against the effects of climate change by storing carbon and slowing the flow of water, cleaning the water naturally and reducing flood risk.  We think this is why this crowd funding scheme proved so attarctive to so many poeple willing to make a pledge!

As work progresses, there will be opportunities for everyone to get involved in planting the new wetland areas with wildflowers and reeds, as well as controlling invasive species and recording any wildlife we find. Lots of new skills will be learned and new friends made, as well as wildlife protected.

We are so so grateful to all the individuals, and organisations that backed this project and we can't wait to start on work here.  

To keep updated on the projects progress please visit our Crowfunding page: 

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