Good news for Kent
GRANTS of more than £3.65 million have been awarded to three projects in Kent that will protect ‘the garden of England’ for future generations.
Marine-habitat organisation Guardians of the Deep and The fifth Continent—romney Marsh Landscape Partnership, both run by the Kent Wildlife Trust, will benefit from the Heritage Lottery fund (HLF) grants, as well as the Old Chalk New Downs Project, to be run by Kent County Council.
‘These projects cover huge swathes of the Kent countryside,’ explains Stuart Mcleod, Head of HLF South East. ‘from the remote, flat, windswept landscape of Romney Marsh, to the nationally and internationally important Marine Conservation Zones of the Kent coast, to the disappearing chalk grasslands on the Kent Downs, each is beset with its own challenges… Local communities and organisations will be able to discover, care for and protect these environments and carry out vitally important work that may otherwise not be possible.’