Peatlands in South Lincolnshire will be restored thanks to Government grant
Sites in south Lincolnshire are in line for a share of an £815,877 grant to help restore the area’s peatlands.
The Fens East Peat Partnership (FEPP) was given a ‘Discovery Grant’ by the Government to investigate the state of peat on 20 sites across the region.
That list includes Bourne Fen and Baston Fen.
It’s hoped that this work could then kick-start the restoration of the area’s peatlands - returning them to their original form in a bid to capture carbon in the fight against climate change.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is leading the project in the Fens. Its head of Conservation, Tammy Marie Smalley, said: “These are very exciting times, as peatlands are now in the spotlight as a habitat, that if managed correctly can help us address the two environmental crises, climate change and biodiversity loss.
“The Fens are an incredibly important area for an array of threatened species, but also as the bread basket of our nation’s food production.
“We want to work with our partners and neighbours to ensure that water resource management delivers for peatland restoration and much more besides.”
The Government’s Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme - of which this is part - aims to capture more carbon by restoring 35,000 ha of degraded peatland by 2025.