An formidable venture to remodel a preferred nature reserve in Lanarkshire is underway.
RSPB Scotland have accomplished the primary stage of the venture that has the potential to remodel Baron’s Haugh, in Motherwell, and ship an thrilling future for the character reserve.
The impacts of elevated flooding have been straightforward to identify on the nature reserve in current occasions.
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Over the previous few years, the River Clyde has slowly however certainly eroded the raised soil bund that separates the character reserve from the river, resulting in the lack of footpaths and impacting on the wildlife that makes use of the reserve.
For a few years, RSPB Scotland have been trying to restore and shield the bund from the growing strain of the river – nonetheless, regardless of these efforts, the erosion has continued.
Now the charity has began an formidable venture to sort out the problems and create a sustainable long run future for the reserve.
And it’s hoped they will additionally ship an thrilling new habitat for wildlife and entry alternatives for folks.
David Anderson, warden at Baron’s Haugh, informed Lanarkshire Live:: “We’re so excited to share these proposals with the people who use and love Baron’s Haugh.
“This can be a incredible nature reserve and, whereas there are clearly challenges we now have to beat, we imagine we now have a chance to create an excellent higher nature reserve for wildlife and other people.”
The primary stage of the venture – the feasibility examine setting out the choices for taking this venture ahead – is now full.
Subsequent, RSPB Scotland need suggestions from guests and the local people on the proposals earlier than shifting ahead to the following stage of design.
That may see workers maintain 4 session occasions on the reserve all through June and early July, giving locals and guests the prospect to view proposals and go away their suggestions.
All occasions shall be held exterior in a COVID-safe method, following authorities steerage on bodily distancing always.
David added: “It’s important for us at this stage to get the ideas of people who use this reserve.
“We handle the reserve for the local people in addition to the wildlife, so I’m wanting to get folks’s ideas and ensure our last plans mirror the wants of the guests that use it.”
The session occasions will happen on June 2, 5 and 30 and July 3 within the Baron’s Haugh automotive park.
Workers shall be available from 10am-4pm and persons are free to drop in at any time.
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