11 May '11, 9am

Brockholes Nature Reserve is a Floating Eco Village

Brockholes Nature Reserve is a Floating Eco Village

The 261-acre site includes an ancient woodland, a hay meadow, wetlands, two lakes and is located on a river. It was developed by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. In a brilliant stroke, the site was identified in 1992 by the Trust as a possible site when it was still a working quarry. "To start with, we were thinking in terms of a straightforward nature reserve to join the 45 or so which we administer," says the director , "but the fact that the motorway runs right past the site gave us the confidence to go for something much bigger."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/brockholes-nature...

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