The Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) has awarded a grant of £2,500 to Heacham & North West Norfolk Wildfowlers towards a project which will improve the habitat for nesting waterfowl on Heacham Marsh.
The project, which will take place within Snettisham Coastal Park; an area popular with both tourists and birdwatchers, will involve opening waterways that have become overgrown with reeds and bushes benefiting both the nesting waterfowl and other species on the marsh such as avocet.
Club marsh warden, Darren Whitmore, said: “On behalf of Heacham and North West Norfolk Wildfowlers I would like to thank the WHCT and BASC for the sum of £2,500 towards our conservation work and marsh management.”
The WHCT is the grant-giving arm of the Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT), set up by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), to be shooting’s conservation charity.
Tim Russell WHT secretary and director of conservation at BASC said: “The WHCT has been able to help Heacham & North West Norfolk Wildfowlers with this project because it is dedicated to raising and distributing funds to support shooting and conservation projects. This loan is a good example of how the WHCT can benefit both clubs and wildlife.”
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