EU gives Norfolk’s Bure Marshes Nature Reserve £19 million

Bure Marshes. Photo: Colin Finch

Bure Marshes. Photo: Colin Finch - Credit: Colin Finch

Almost nineteen million pounds of EU money is to be invested in the Bure Marshes Nature Reserve, it was announced today.

The lakes of Hoveton, Great Broad and Hudson's Bay have seen a decline in wildlife over the last 40 years because of sewage work and the money will be spent restoring the naturally mineral rich lakes.

Environmentalists also want to increase the number of otters, water fowl, wigeon, gadwall and shoveler at the reserve.

The cash will also be used to improve visitor access with a 75-metre nature trail boardwalk, a landing area, two viewing areas and a six-metre bridge.

East of England MEP Vicky Ford said, 'This investment will support the Natural England project to restore wildlife habitats across Norfolk. This particular scheme is an innovative science-led project and I am delighted it has been recognised with this money.'

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