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Celebrating city’s riverside project
9:43am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
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A SUCCESSFUL start to a project to preserve and enhance riverbank woodlands surrounding a world heritage site was celebrated at the weekend.
The Cathedral Woodland and Riverbanks Project, in Durham, is in its second year and a weekend event was staged to highlight the progress made.
Held in the cloister garth at Durham Cathedral, there were craft displays, green woodworking and willow weaving.
The project has, so far, seen the implementation of a woodland management plan. The second phase involves the improvement of the health and vigour of woodlands and riverbanks on the peninsula surrounding Durham Cathedral and castle.
Gina Davies, a member of the project team, said: “The weekend event was a great opportunity for us to celebrate the progress of the project.”
The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Banks Community Fund, Biffa waste management and the friends of Durham Cathedral.
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