TRANSITION WILMSLOW TO CAMPAIGN FOR RESTORATION OF PEAT BOG
This year’s Wilmslow Show on 13th July will feature an informative display by Transition Wilmslow on the potential of restoring the town’s unique peat bog, known as Lindow Moss.
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The Group, which encourages sustainable living, has recently produced an extensive Landscape Character Assessment of Wilmslow and surrounding areas. This has been presented to Cheshire East Council as a valuable reference tool to inform decision making.
From this it became obvious that the most significant action in improving the local environment would be to restore the bog to its original natural state. The present peat extraction process has lowered the water table, releasing carbon into the atmosphere and dramatically reducing the number of species of flora and fauna.
Professor Anthony Jones of Transition Wilmslow has said “Cessation of the extraction of the peat and restoring the water level would reverse this trend. The bog would become a carbon sink and a wildlife haven. Wilmslow would regain a valuable area of beauty and recreation.”
Transition Wilmslow’s display will give visitors an opportunity to discuss the issue and become involved in the campaign.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the discovery, on the bog, of Lindow Man, a character of incredible historical and cultural importance. On 2nd August, the date of the find, a dawn walk on the bog is planned to celebrate his significance. This is just one awareness-raising event in which local people are invited to take part.
Why not join us for this unique experience!
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