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Feb-01-2015 @ 9:23 AM                           Permalink
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" Conservationists and contractors are celebrating the transformation of a former Broads grazing marsh into a new wetland habitat for breeding birds including rare bitterns and marsh harriers."

steve and vicky

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My first reaction, putting aside the thought that £500,000 could have been better spent providing better habitats for homeless humans rather than wildlife, was 'Good-oh'. Too much of the Broads is left to fend for itself and reverts to carr.

My second thought was, perhaps some inhabitants of Suffolk aren't too pleased that the replacement for Suffolk reedbeds deemed to be no longer defendable from the sea has been located in another county. Is that fuel for the perception in some places that Suffolk takes second place to Norfolk in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads partnership? But I guess it was simply the Environment Agency taking a balanced look at its whole estate, rather than any deliberate slight.

There is a telling remark at the end of the piece, though: "And it is not a straight-forward drainage job – it has to look like a natural landscape.”

Further confirmation, if any was needed, that the Broads is a man-managed, and not a natural, environment.

“I can assure the House that the Broads will not be changing their name.”
(The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs...Hansard 2007)

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We saw this as work in progress while out walking last summer. I wondered what it was all about; now I know.

Steve. CM1

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