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River Keekle Restoration

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Woodlands have been working with the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to restore the River Keekle near Whitehaven in Cumbria. It was an open cast coal mine until the early nineties, when the riverbed was lined with plastic in an attempt to keep buried toxic waste out of the river. The river restoration project is now removing this horrible plastic and repairing the river to a more natural state, to prevent flooding and restore the health and biodiversity of the surrounding area.

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@Ae Norist You are, of course right about the profit motive, but 'Green-washing' is a powerful profit motive too. Most larger corporations are desperate to gain environmental cudos these days, and are investing multiple millions to do so.

V isions

February 28, 2020

Now if we could only rid the world of capitalism we might just have a chance

liam314

February 28, 2020

@J H i think there was

Jon Worrall

February 28, 2020

@J H Beavers are native to the UK and used to be widespread in England, Wales and Scotland. They became extinct in the 16th century, mainly because of hunting for their fur, meat and 'castoreum', a secretion used in perfumes, food and medicine. We support the re-establishment of beavers where they used to occur in the UK.

Jon Worrall

February 28, 2020

Pockets MacCartney the comments option is still working. However, I subscribe to a channel where they've turned off the comments because of aggressive trolling.

Treesa Green

February 29, 2020

What a big project! Good luck- it will be amazing

Treesa Green

February 29, 2020

Admirable.

Darklinger AEld-ridge

February 29, 2020

@Treesa Green !; Yeah I see that others can, but several comments I've written under an op have failed to appear.

Roger Scott Cathey

February 29, 2020

Yh lets put loads of plastic on a river bed, that'll work……ffs

dodadodo25

February 29, 2020

Beavers, plant more

Ken Leach

February 29, 2020


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