Suffolk Wildlife Trust is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund.
Defra announced grants between £62,000 and £3.8 million on Thursday 10th December, to help create and retain thousands of green jobs. The projects, spread across England, will see trees planted - 800,000 in total - and protected landscapes and damaged habitats such as moorlands, wetlands and forests restored, alongside wider conservation work. The projects will also support environmental education and connecting people with green spaces.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s West Suffolk Nature Triangle focuses on three nature reserves – Knettishall Heath, Lackford Lakes and Black Bourn Valley. The project will enrich these special places to make them even better for wildlife at the same time as enhancing visitors’ experience and fostering a deeper connection with nature.