Romney Marshes Living Landscape

RMLL - Copy of View over Rye Bay (C.Blackburn)RMLL - Copy of View over Rye Bay (C.Blackburn)

enormous potential for large-scale enhancement

Kent Wildlife Trust and Sussex Wildlife Trust

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The unique and distinctive landscape of Romney Marshes, which stretches from Hastings to Hythe, is rich in wildlife and history and hugely popular with visitors. The vision is a sustainable future for wildlife and people, continuing the ancient partnership here between human activity and natural processes.

This area offers enormous potential for large-scale enhancement, restoration and re-creation of wetland habitats. The aim of the Romney Marshes Living Landscape scheme is to realise that potential and, in doing so, develop sustainable tourism, support the local farming economy, and involve and engage local communities.

Virtual tour by Mike McFarlane

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What's happening?

The Romney Marshes Living Landscape Partnership is made up of people and organisations who are working in the Romney Marshes area. They have come together to support and promote a shared vision of the Romney Marshes area as a living landscape and to coordinate projects to achieve the delivery of this vision. Kent Wildlife Trust chairs the partnership and together with partners has developed a plan for the delivery of the Romney Marshes Living Landscape vision:

• To provide opportunities for people to discover, explore and learn about the Romney Marshes landscape and its heritage.
• To help people to take part in looking after and celebrating the natural and cultural heritage of the Romney Marshes.
• To conserve or restore the built and natural features that make up the distinctive character of the marshes.
• To provide opportunities for people to develop skills to care for, and share with others, the special heritage of the Romney Marshes.
 

Start date: 2009

Scheme area: 28,000 hectares

Trust reserves within the scheme

Castle Water & Rye Harbour (Sussex Wildlife Trust)

This scheme is helping species including...

Great crested newt, great diving beetle and tree sparrow

This scheme is also...

Helping wildlife adapt to climate change, encouraging green tourism

Partners

Natural England, Environment Agency, National Trust, RSPB,Local Authorities, Internal Drainage Board, local landowners.

To find out more

Email: Info@kentwildlife.org.uk | Tel: 01622 662012 | Romney Marshes Living Landscape

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