Hereford & Worcester

Wyre Forest heritage and wildlife project given £1.8m

Nearly £2m has been awarded to a wildlife and heritage project in Worcestershire.

Grow With Wyre Landscape Partnership has been given about £1.8m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help restore the area's natural landscape.

The scheme is looking for volunteers to help record archaeological finds and carry out surveys of Wyre Forest's rare butterfly population.

An HLF spokesman said residents should not take their landscape for granted.

Emma Bogaard, of the Wyre Community Land Trust, said: "It would be fantastic to have more volunteers on board the Grow with Wyre Scheme and we really look forward to working with people from all types of backgrounds."

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