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Environmental boost for Medway

Tue 13 July 2010, 3:23 pm

The opening of the new Holborough Marshes nature reserve in Snodland back in May is helping Medway’s ambition to become a green urban destination.
 
The site is owned by Lafarge Cement and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust, and has received funding from Valley of Visions Landscape Partnership Scheme, Lafarge, Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England.

Lafarge is the developer of Medway's Temple Waterfront scheme. The partnership between Lafarge and Kent Wildlife Trust has been in place since 1996, when Lafarge took on the leasehold of Holborough Marshes.

One of the first projects to be undertaken was to gain control of water levels in order to create habitat for a variety of wildfowl and waders.

The Trust also undertook a restoration programme focusing on the network of dykes to restore the habitat for some rare freshwater plants such as bladderwort and frogbit.

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