Strathspey projects to benefit from Landfill Communities Fund
Two environmental projects in Badenoch and Strathspey are to benefit from Highland Council’s Landfill Communities Fund as nearly £14,500 was endorsed by the Council’s, Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee today (4 December 2014).
Members endorsed the £9,460 application for Landfill Communities Funding from the COILLE ALBA project to restore Aspen woodlands in Strathspey. COILLE ALBA will work with the Highland Aspen Group to propagate trees at a nursery in Kincraig and will then encourage landholders in the area to manage and expand Aspen woodlands.
An RSPB project at the Abernethy Nature Reserve was also endorsed by Members for Landfill Communities funding approval of £4,920. This will assist an ambitious forest regeneration programme which will involve planting 4,000 trees in selected locations of the Abernethy Forest between March – August 2015. One of the aims of the project is to encourage the reintroduction of ‘lost species’ to the area and improve the chances of natural regeneration over time.
The Highland Council distributes its Landfill Communities Fund to local biodiversity conservation projects with a maximum contribution of £10,000 to any one project each year, subject to approval by Area Committees and the Council’s Community Services Committee.
Further information on the Landfill Communities Fund is available on the Council’s website.