Mersey basin Campaign

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Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC155 Wild Mersey Is it absurd to compare the Mersey with the Nile, or Stockport Viaduct with the Pyramids of Giza? Perhaps it is. Yet the pyramids are the remains of a dead civilisation which became a historical backwater. The industrial civilisation which started on the Mersey’s banks changed the world physically, culturally and musically – and in India and China it is still doing so today. Mersey: The river that changed the world, published by Liverpool’s Bluecoat Press to mark Capital of Culture 2008, was a richly illustrated book that explored these connections through a series of specially commissioned essays from writers, journalists and experts in fields as diverse as srchaeology, history, music, wildlife and architecture. In this chapter Chris Baines talks about the ecology and wildlife that inhabits the Mersey and its banks. Publication dateNovember 2007 MBC159 Along The Banks Is it absurd to compare the Mersey with the Nile, or Stockport Viaduct with the Pyramids of Giza? Perhaps it is. Yet the pyramids are the remains of a dead civilisation which became a historical backwater. The industrial civilisation which started on the Mersey’s banks changed the world physically, culturally and musically – and in India and China it is still doing so today. Mersey: The river that changed the world, published by Liverpool’s Bluecoat Press to mark Capital of Culture 2008, was a richly illustrated book that explored these connections through a series of specially commissioned essays from writers, journalists and experts in fields as diverse as srchaeology, history, music, wildlife and architecture. In this chapter David Ward takes us on a journey along the Mersey banks starting at the source above Stockport, and journeying to where the Mersey meets the sea in New Brighton. Publication dateSeptember 2005 MBC173 Flocking to the Mersey The Mersey Estuary is a site of both national and international importance for wading and migratory birds, however access points to sites where you can view these birds can be few and far between. Tim Melling gives an insight into the various species that can be found around the estuary and gives hints and tips on the best times and places to see them. Publication dateSeptember 2009 MBC177 Wild Mersey (Source) The Mersey Estuary was once labelled the most polluted estuary in Europe. Today that statement couldn’t be further than the truth. Since the rivers epic clean-up campaign the estuary has become a site of international importance for bird species and the wider river basin plays host to a range of diverse habitats that support numerous animal, plant and bird species. Chris Baines examines some of the natural wonders of the Mersey Basin and introduces us to a few of the fantastic species that make the River Mersey their home. Publication dateApril 2008 MBC209 Audio - Unilever Dragonfly Awards - Hollingworth Lake Junior Helpers Members of Hollingworth Lake Junior Helpers group from Lancashire, winners of the young people category in the Unilever Dragonfly Awards, talk about their environmental volunteering work. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC229 Case Study: Eaves Brook Bridge This case study is part of a specially written series focusing on our local action projects. They are designed to show you how some of our best projects were delivered. Each case study provides background information, examines the original project idea, methodology, funding information, looks at who was involved, and draws out lessons learned from the experience. We hope these case studies will prove useful and inspirational, especially for those delivering similar work. This case study focuses on the Eaves Brook Bridge project in Grange Valley, Preston, Lancashire. This project replaced a vandalised bridge in Grange Valley. A design for the new bridge was developed through involving local schoolchildren in animation workshops.