Woolston Eyes Dynamic Wetlands


Straddling the historical Manchester Ship Canal, we are developing a new, dynamic wetland within a working dredging site.  New habitats will be created - including two new wetland lagoons—resulting in a total of four wetland “cells”.

The cells will then be managed by controlling water levels in a rotational manner, mimicking the historic usage. Each cell will be operating at one of the different stages of the lifecycle of a wetland, thus creating a site rich in habitat diversity, including scrub, willow, wet scrub woodland, reed-beds and open water.

Taking such an innovative approach to wetland creation and management will ensure the long-term sustainability of these wetlands, and provide a refuge for the large populations of birds which use and inhabit this site. 

How you can get involved: 

We offer free training through our events and volunteering programmes.  To find out more click on the events or volunteering tabs.

Contact the Carbon Landscape Project Team:
​Email: carbonlandscape@lancswt.org.uk
Telephone: 01942 246415