Connecting with Nature in the Morecambe Bay Area

We were delighted to welcome ‘The Bay: a Blueprint for Recovery’ to the meadow on a beautiful sunny day in September. Volunteers and team members quickly planted 500 wildflower plug plants into an area of the meadow which is being enhanced for disabled visitors,  and we were able to enjoy coffee and biscuits in the sunshine, and appreciate the fresh air and beautiful landscape.

The Bay: a Blueprint for Recovery is a nature and wellbeing programme, offering people living in the Morecambe Bay area the opportunity to get outdoors, connect with nature, and take part in a range of outdoor activities which promote wellbeing.

The programme has been set up to tackle the feelings of isolation and loneliness in Morecambe Bay after the global pandemic and is led by several partner organisations, including The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside; The Eden Project; Cumbria Wildlife Trust; and Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The two-year project is based in Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe and Wyre and runs community engagement sessions such as beach cleans, nature walks and rock pooling. As well as providing opportunities to learn new skills, participants connect with the wonderful nature of the Bay, as well as connecting with other people.

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