Cornwall Council has launched a new initiative called ‘Grow Nature’.
You can find out all about it here: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/grow-nature
They say (and we agree):
“From the air we breathe to the food we eat, nature sustains us. It is the basis of our economy and the foundation for a happy, healthy society. Without nature we cannot survive.
“Sadly, nature is in decline. In Cornwall, the expanding human population has consumed land and resources, and released pollutants at a rate that the environment cannot tolerate. Modern day life and modern day attitudes have led to unprecedented change and dramatic losses. Once common species of wildlife are now rare and once cherished places have disappeared.
“We need to restore and revitalize nature so that it can support us into the future. This website is full of ideas and inspiration to help you grow the environment.
“Just protecting what we have is not enough, we need your help to grow nature.”
The project is all about getting people involved in helping nature back on its feet through local activism, community projects and grant funding.