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Nature reserve plans aim to bring in tourists

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Plans to boost visitor numbers and attract more wildlife at a Teesside nature reserve are being put forward.

The Saltholme Nature Reserve near Port Clarence is a site of special scientific interest run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The RSPB has submitted plans to Stockton Council for new pools and footpaths plus improvements to the main lake.

Site managers say it’ll improve ponds for nesting terns, wintering waterfowl and invertebrate species such as dragonfly while making them easier to see.

Work on site has to be spread out to avoid disturbing birds and other protected species. If the plans are approved, it’s hoped to complete the improvements this autumn.

Birds at Saltholme Nature Reserve


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