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Environmental Champion - David Crawshaw
Source talks to David Crawshaw, regional catchment estates manager for United Utilities and this year's winner of the prestigious environmental leadership category at the Northwest Business Environment Awards.
New Model Farming
The Northwest is blessed with beautiful upland habitats that are vital for maintaining biodiversity. However, due to subsidies paid to farmers, our uplands have been shrinking due to over-grazing and un-sustainable land management. Mark Hillsdon looks at the range of benefits open to farmers who enter into agri-environmental schemes and looks at the case study of Whitendale Farm in Lancashire that has become involved in United Utilities Sustainable Catchment Management Plan (SCaMP) aiming to help restore the natural landscape and utilise it as an alternative source of income.
With two new sculptures on Blackpool's Promenade and the upcoming move of Antony Gormley's Another Place to Crosby Beach, Jonathan Schofield explores the relationship between art and the waterside. He looks at examples both good and bad that can be found along beaches and rivers in the Northwest and examines the aesthetic benefit of having public art next to water.
Spotlight - Kath Juckes
Source talks to PC Kath Juckes about her involvement in the massive community clean-up of Westhead Clough in Skelmersdale. She talks about the huge effort made by the community to clear 300 tonnes of litter and debris from the site and the positive effect that the clean-up has had on the area.
Presentation - The Mersey Basin Campaign
MBC Chair, Professor Peter Batey's presentation to the Campaign's final conference in 2009. An overview of the Campaign's 25 years' work.
Feel Good Factor
Helen Clifton explores some of the range of projects going on as part of the Mersey Basin Campaign’s annual Mersey Basin Week. She visits various successful projects and finds out how being part of Mersey Basin Week has helped people of all ages and abilities get out and about and enjoying their local environment.
Regional Parks Xchange Baseline Study
The purpose of this report was to summarise progress to date on the development of Regional Parks in Northwest England. The report was produced by Andy Routledge at the Mersey Basin Campaign / Regional Parks Xchange with substantial and helpful input from all of the Regional Parks teams. This represented the first time attempt to draw progress on all of the Regional Parks together into a single report. The Northwest Development Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign worked together on the Regional Parks Xchange project between 2007 and 2010 to support the development of Regional Parks as a vital regeneration tool in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy.
Mersey Estuary Management Plan Summary (MEMP)
The Mersey Estuary Management plan (MEMP) provides a framework for co-ordinated action among the local authorities and interest groups of the Mersey Estuary, which has made the area one of the cleanest developed estuaries in Europe. This document provides an executive summary of the developments made to the Mersey estuary discussing; water quality and pollution control, biodiversity, land use and development and the effects that tourism and urban regeneration have had on The Mersey Estuary.