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A new one thousand acre wetland is being created on the edge of Lowestoft thanks to the National Lottery stumping up half of the £8 million needed for the scheme.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust , which has almost funded the rest, says Carlton Marshes will become the gateway to the Broads National Park.
The four million pound grant is one of the largest ever given to a wildlife trust.
It means 348 acres of farm land surrounding Carlton Marshes nature reserve can be bought up to create a new one thousand acre wetland, the biggest creation in the Broads for a decade.
A state of the art visitor centre will open in 2022 and there will be new walkways and boardwalks.