Good news for Kent

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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.’

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