New multi-million project to help conserve Welsh rivers

The Usk is one of four rivers set to share the £9m windfall

New multi-million project to help conserve Welsh rivers

by Angling Times |

FOUR Welsh rivers are set to receive an ecological overhaul as part of a new £9million scheme.

The ‘Four Rivers for LIFE’ project will address urgent conservation challenges along roughly 500km of the Rivers Usk, Teifi, Cleddau and Tywi over the next five years.

Funded jointly by the EU and the Welsh Government, work will begin this year on improving access for migratory fish, re-profiling canalised sections of river, and working with farmers to reduce sediment from entering the waterways.

Nick Thomas, projects manager at Natural Resources Wales, said:

“There is much work to be done to bring our rivers into good condition so they can support a wealth of wildlife.

“By looking after nature, we look after ourselves, as we all depend on clean rivers and a healthy natural environment.”

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