When he’s not studying at Cumbria University, Ian enjoys volunteering at Thacka Beck. As well as being great for wildlife, this wetland nature reserve helps to protect Penrith from flooding when the river is in spate and allows urban children and adults to connect with nature. A study in Devon has shown that wilder ‘culm’ grasslands can store up to five times as much water as intensively managed grasslands.[i]
Wild places keep water in nature and out of our homes.
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