North West Wales

Three Anglesey wetlands to have scrub cleared

Cors Goch
Image caption Cors Goch nature reserve is one of the wetlands to be promoted

Three wetlands and a reservoir on Anglesey are to have scrub removed in a bid to reduce flooding and lead to the reintroduction of grazing animals.

The work will take place at Cors Erddreiniog, Cors Goch and Cors Bodeilio on the east of the island and also around the Cefni reservoir.

The Mawndir Mon (Anglesey peat lands) project has a £73,000 grant via Natural Resources Wales.

The project will also look at the historical use of the wetlands.

It is partnership of Anglesey Wildlife Forum, including North Wales Wildlife Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Water, and will be led by Anglesey council's biodiversity team.

The local authority's ecological adviser, David Cowley, said the forum identified the island's wetlands as a priority because of their international importance.

He said: "In the long term, we hope that the project will benefit wildlife, improve some drinking water quality and also help alleviate some flooding pressure."

Anglesey council's biodiversity champion, councillor Arwel Roberts, added: "Anglesey's wetlands are probably one of its lesser-known assets, but I'm confident that the Mawndir Mon project will help raise awareness and local pride in this important natural resource."

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