£50,000 loan helps wildfowlers buy marshland

THE Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT) has loaned Frodsham & District Wildfowlers Club £50,000 to help buy 16 acres of marshland.

The purchase of an area of marshes known locally as Woolley’s allows the club to extend conservation projects such as new scrapes and hedgerows.

Tim Russell, WHT secretary and director of conservation at BASC, said: “The club has an excellent record of managing land for conservation and I am sure this land will benefit from their efforts.”

Club secretary Grant Evans said: “The loan gives us access to another parcel of land between the river and our natural boundary of the motorway. This will allow us to manage and keep improving all aspects of conservation in the area.”

The WHT is dedicated to raising and distributing funds to help with the acquisition of land either for shooting, especially wildfowling, or for nature conservation or both. It was set up in 1986 by members of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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