Spreading our net wide to protect our rivers

by Friends of Low Hall NNR in Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th March 2024 we successfully raised £1,100 with 20 supporters in 42 days

We want to evidence the poor quality of the water currently flowing through the reserve and the knock on affect this has for our habitats.

by Friends of Low Hall NNR in Wigan, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we raise in excess of our target we will look at purchasing some educational resources for the children and some additional water sampling kits/pond dipping sets.

We would also look at buying equipment that would help us get those hard to reach items out of the water, such as extendable pickers, nets and hooks.  Having a cart or trolley would also be a huge asset to move the debris and bags to the nearest collection point. 

1705876784_d9cc0afa-88f7-4513-b384-4158bbc56076.jpegThe friends of Low Hall NNR are committed to change! We are committed to protecting our  amazing green space and we are determined to make people listen about what is impacting on the  health and well-being of the reserve.

The health of our rivers is a hot topic in the media and the issue we have locally at Low Hall is no exception. We are reaching out for funding to allow us to purchase the equipment we need to evidence our poor water quality, we hope by doing this we can get the support we need from the key stakeholders.

We have also attached some photographs that clearly show how serious the issues are locally. Sadly we have many more just like this, if this rubbish and debris isn’t removed it passes through the reserve. Some  of which deposits in the wetland areas and the rest makes it way out in the main river. 1705876682_ec530ec5-7499-4538-b942-a2d94cb56988.jpeg

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