As a part of Nationwide Tree Week, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has introduced £200,000 of funding for England’s latest Group Forest in Cumbria.
This welcome further funding over 4 years will contribute to a wider £1.1 million already acquired for the Cumbria Coastal Group Forest mission from Defra (Division for Surroundings, Meals & Rural Affairs), with the Group Forest is able to begin planting this winter.
England’s latest Group Forest in Cumbria is being led by Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Woodlands and The Nationwide Belief, in shut partnership with different native councils together with Barrow Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council.
Hundreds of bushes will probably be planted alongside the western coast of Cumbria to create as much as 150ha of recent woodland, the equal of 1 tree planted for each resident in Copeland, Barrow and Allerdale over the following 5 years.
NDA chief government, David Peattie, stated:
“It’s our mission to scrub up the UK’s earliest nuclear websites safely, and now we have a authorized and moral duty to try this sustainably, with take care of our communities and the setting.
“The Cumbria Coastal Group Forest will present a long-lasting legacy that’s useful to the individuals of Cumbria, its wildlife and the setting.
“We make investments round £15 million every year in enabling everlasting, constructive, and vital social and financial change in our communities, investing in initiatives comparable to this which can profit future generations for years to come back.”