Mersey basin Campaign

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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 dateJune 2006 MBC095 Behind the Facade Residents have moved into New Islington, Ancoats, the unusual redevelopment of one of Manchester's most rundown estates. The new development is centred around a new canal link and water park and features uniquely designed housing. Mark Hillsdon talks to residents about their new homes and finds out how the New Islington vision became a reality. Publication dateJune 2008 MBC133 Spotlight - Tony Juniper Source talks to Tony Juniper as he gets ready to leave Friends of the Earth after six years as executive director. He discusses the successes he has seen over the past 20 years as an ardent environmentalist and highlights the challenges that still need to be overcome to ensure a sustainable future for our planet. Publication dateSeptember 2009 MBC176 Who Saved the Mersey? With salmon now having returned to the River Mersey it is hard to believe that only a couple of decades ago it was virtually lifeless and essentially an open sewer. The Mersey Basin Campaign was set up in order to tackle the appalling state of the Mersey through innovative partnership working and local action. Now the Mersey Basin Campaign has come to the end of its 25 year lifespan and Matthew Sutcliffe takes the opportunity to talk to key people who have worked with the Campaign over the years and explores who killed the Mersey, who helped clean it up and was it worth it? Publication dateAugust 2009 MBC052 Reflections on the end of the Mersey Basin Campaign from key partners Reflections on the end of the Mersey basin campaign by key partners. Jeremy Carter of the University of Manchester, Mark Atherton of the NWDA and Louise Morrissey of Peel Holdings reflect on the achievements and significance of the Campaign, and their own personal memories, as well as looking to the future of the Northwest's water environment. Publication dateDecember 2006 MBC103 International Rescue A meeting has been held in Herdecke, Germany aiming to review and reflect on the success of projects delivered through the EU-funded Artery project. The project involved three partner countries, Germany, Holland and the UK and was concerned with the regeneration of four waterways suffering from post-industrial decline. Members of the partner countries discuss what they have achieved so far and how the lessons learned have not only enhanced each other’s projects but will also help inform future projects. Publication dateJune 2007 MBC113 Case Notes - Caught in a Trap Ciara Leeming talks to Action Darwen Valley about their innovative new project - the River Darwen Litter Trap. The trap, which is a first of its kind in the country, is located in Witton Country Park and catches litter thrown in the river and prevents it from spoiling the countryside downstream. Publication dateMarch 2004 MBC063 Spotlight - Sara Wilde Source talks to Sara Wilde, Chair of Mersey Waterfront about the partnership's ambitious plans to revitalise and regenerate the River Mersey's historic waterfront.