Doncaster river clean-up campaign is a big success

NEWS: News.
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A string of improvements to one of Doncaster’s most historic and picturesque beauty spots have been carried out as part of 12-month clean-up campaign.

The Revival Partnership, in which a number of groups have been working together with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, have helped implement a number of changes along the River Don.

The project is committed to delivering improvements for wildlife and people on the Lower Don catchment from the Don Gorge to Goole.

In its first year, Revival has managed to raise £95,000 to help deliver a number of projects in the area. Work on some of these projects has begun and include naturalising over-engineered river banks on the Ea Beck to improve the habitat for wildlife.

River habitat around Thorpe Marsh has also been improved to help increase fish populations in the area and more than 600 trees have been planted.

Carys Hutton, YWT project officer, said: “We have been really pleased with the progress the Revival partnership has made.

“In the coming year we hope to engage even more people in our wonderful local wildlife.”