Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

IGNITION – steering the way to a greener Greater Manchester

What has the Greater Manchester IGNITION project achieved for the environment so far?

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The Perfect Ten – Bird species selected to represent each of Greater Manchester’s ten boroughs

The Greater Manchester Birding City Region project has selected a bird to represent each of the ten boroughs.

The Future of Your Green Spaces

Alexandra Park was a hive of activity last week as key stakeholders met to discuss innovative new ways to fund and deliver parks and green spaces in Greater Manchester.

Chat Moss and 12 Yards Road

Greater Manchester’s Pilot Scheme to Restore Vital Peatland

A new pathfinding peatland restoration pilot has been launched in Greater Manchester. The programme explains how local stakeholders can work together to improve the condition of English peatlands to help wildlife, people and the planet – now and into the future. 

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Greener City Citizen Survey

The RHS, Groundwork and City of Trees are working together to ask everyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in Greater Manchester to share their thoughts with the project by filling in a short survey.  

Eagley Brook, weir removed

RESTORING RIVERS THE NATURAL COURSE WAY

Work has taken place on Eagley Brook in Bolton to remove a weir, marking another step in the journey of improving rivers and waterbodies across the North West of England for Natural Course. 

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Greater Manchester Birding City Region Book

Book available now, online and free On Borrowbox via Greater Manchester Libraries.

Bess and Bailey Sculptures

Bess and Bailey: the story behind the horse and fox on Rochdale Canal

The story started quite a while ago when Juliette Hamilton met Dave Barlow, who is the senior policy officer for green infrastructure & biodiversity in the city policy team of Manchester City Council. 

L-R: Mike Hodgkinson, Francis Hesketh, Krista Patrick & Ashley Gorst

CIEEM Awards: Highly Commended Natural Course Project

The Natural Course, River Irwell Natural Capital Account and Ecosystem Service Opportunity Assessment project was highly commended by judges as part of the best practice innovation category at the CIEEM annual awards, held in London last week.

Are you ready My Wild City fox

Introducing Manchester's very first nature festival

Follow the buzz to #MFoN on Saturday 29 June 2019!

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