By Joshua Robinson –
Nature’s Holme aims to create ‘nature-rich’ corridors, restore 22km of river, and revive endangered species. It is celebrating its first anniversary with a public event at The Civic in Holmfirth on Tuesday 16th January 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The event is an opportunity to learn more about Nature’s Holme – led by River Holme Connections – its achievements and plans to rejuvenate the Holme Valley landscape.
There will be interactive tables covering different aspects of the project including: Engagement & Volunteering, Business & Finance, Conservation & Ecology, and Access & Recreation.
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Nature’s Holme is one of 22 pioneering Landscape Recovery conservation pilot projects to receive government funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). It involves communities working together to deliver environmental benefits – improving soils and water quality, flood alleviation and water retention, increasing biodiversity and enhancing access. All hot topics for many local people.
Adrian Barraclough, River Holme Connections, said: “Nature’s Holme as a project is committed to transparency, collaboration, and sustainable conservation, and this event is a testament to its dedication to these principles.”
“The organisation is focused on conserving and restoring the natural beauty and ecological diversity of the region and this is an exciting project for us to be leading on.”