Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Silverdale Water Quality drop-in meeting
March 28th, 2018
Natural England are holding a drop-in meeting at the Green Room at the Gaskell Hall between 12 and 5pm on Thursday 12 April. The meeting is about the work needed to improve the water quality of Leighton Moss to safeguard its international importance.
Leighton Moss and Hawes Water both rely on low levels of certain substances like phosphorous and nitrogen to support the rare species that live there. At the moment levels of these substances are too high, threatening these species.
Natural England have identified the following as possible sources of these substances:
- Leaching of nutrients from agricultural land and steadings
- Sediment loss from agricultural land
- Leaching of nutrients from soils on the site itself
- Leaching of nutrients from manure heaps in the catchment
- Discharges from septic tanks serving the dwellings within the catchment
- Ornithological inputs
The meeting will give local people the chance to find out more about the issue, and discuss next steps with the Natural England team. For more information about the meeting, contact Susan Kenworthy at Natural England: Susan.Kenworthy@