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Funding boost for Doncaster rivers’ group

Sheffield Forgemasters leading a collective effort to restore the River Don to help prevent repetition of the 2007 floods ... picture shows the river after work near the Abyssinia Bridge, Brightside, Sheffield 
See Story Martin Slack       Picture by Chris Lawton  3rd Feb   2011

Sheffield Forgemasters leading a collective effort to restore the River Don to help prevent repetition of the 2007 floods ... picture shows the river after work near the Abyssinia Bridge, Brightside, Sheffield See Story Martin Slack Picture by Chris Lawton 3rd Feb 2011

 

Conservationists have been given funding for a scheme to improve wildlife habitats and create a heritage trial around a South Yorkshire waterway.

The Don Catchment Rivers Trust was awarded £81, 646 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its proposed Living Heritage of the River Don project.

The money will be used help the group prepare an application for a full grant at a later date.

Their scheme involves working with partner agencies to increase the number of salmon in the river. The group also hopes to establish a long-distance heritage trail from Doncaster to Sheffield.

David Rowley, chairman of Don Catchment Rivers Trust, said: “We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support.

“The rivers of the Don catchment historically provided prosperity to South Yorkshire, it’s time to recognise, restore and celebrate their contribution to our heritage.

“We hope to capture the imagination of the people of South Yorkshire with the return of salmon to the River Don and the creation of a long distance heritage trail along the river and canal.”

 

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