Cronton's Pex Hill Country Park is receiving a green makeover thanks to funding secured by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and The Mersey Forest.
The site is owned by United Utilities and is home to the offices of TCV Merseyside, who have secured £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for restoration and conservation at the Country Park.
TCV is now working with the community to renovate the site's heathland, oak woodland and quarry so that more people can enjoy the site safely, giving better access to disabled people so the local environment can be enjoyed by all.
A further aim of the project is to extend the heath by 200%, which would then constitute nearly a third of Merseyside's lowland heath – an important habitat for wildlife.
The work is complemented by a further £18,000 secured by The Mersey Forest from the Forestry Commission's English Woodland Grant Scheme. This will fund pathworks, an interpretation panel, benches and two kissing gates.
The project at Pex Hill takes place in parallel with a huge variety of woodland improvements happening across the borough, thanks to hundreds of thousands of pounds of grant funding secured by grassroots groups working with Knowsley Council, The Mersey Forest and other partners. Read our previous newsletter story to find out more.