Now in full flow and in its second year, the Community Roots Project North has recently created a short film showcasing the fantastic work being done by our volunteers, partners and staff along the Huddersfield Narrow and Rochdale Canal.
The film was created in partnership with all those who have supported the project from local Councillors, local canal societies, resident groups, schools and our adoption and taskforce groups and was seen as a way to raise the profile of the project as well as raise awareness and educate the wider community about the rare and wonderful aquatic plant ‘Luronium Natans’ which grows in the two canals and gives them their Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.
Community Roots North is funded by Esmée Fairbairn and the People’s Postcode Lottery and has one year remaining before the project ends.
Community Roots (North) is an exciting three-year conservation project supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It’s based along the SSSI areas on the Huddersfield Narrow and Rochdale Canals in Greater Manchester, and aims to engage the local communities with these special environments. An additional strand of the project is based in Birmingham.
Julianne Joyce, Community Roots Project Officer is going to keep us updated on the project's progress.See more blogs from this author