From Barnstable reporter Seth Conway: "North Devon gets massive Nature Improvement grant to benefit wildlife and people alongside River Torridge".
"The money will help farmers to leave wildlife areas on field borders with rivers and to boost Pearl Mussels". Find our more about the Nature Improvement Areas.
Northern Devon is to become one of Government's 12 new flagship Nature Improvement Areas. The project will recreate and restore 1,000 hectares of priority habitat and restore the River Torridge so that it can support the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussel.