Windermere Reflections is designed to deliver some of the objectives of the Windermere Catchment Restoration Programme through a programme of 19 projects. The overall aim is to improve landscape and water quality, and projects cover:
· practical conservation of the built and natural heritage
· improving physical and intellectual access to that heritage
· increasing public awareness and involvement in caring for the local environment
· training people in landscape and heritage conservation skills
The partnership has been successful in securing support from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a £1.4 million Landscape Partnership Scheme.
Key partners in the project are the Lake District National Park Authority, the National Trust, the University of Cumbria and the Environment Agency but the aim is to involve a wide variety of public and charitable organisations, schools, businesses and the general public.
The programme will be run by a small team of three from 2011-2014 and builds on the previously successful Bassenthwaite Reflections, which ran from 2006 to 2010. The team are located in Ambleside at the University of Cumbria campus, Low Nook Building.
Projects will include woodland, wetland, river and lakeshore habitat management, archaeological and historical conservation and education, campaigns to improve water quality, improvements to access and sustainable transport, arts and culture.
For more information e-mail Liz Davey, Windermere Reflections Landscape Partnership Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 015394 34401