The MGET’s story began with the iconic new bridge across the River Mersey in the North West of England, the Mersey Gateway.
Making sure that the natural environment is looked after for a quarter of a century to come, the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust was set up as an independent charity. We have the ambition to bring long-lasting positive change to the Upper Mersey Estuary by promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of the estuarine environment. We have made it our task to do that across 1600 hectares of the Upper Mersey Estuary, running all the way from the Silver Jubilee Bridge into Warrington, following the run of the river.
The Trust vision is to promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the Upper Mersey Estuary and related areas.
Our aims are to:
- be the Upper Mersey Estuary’s most active and influential wildlife champion,
- ensure the Mersey Gateway Project is a visionary example of environmental management for future major construction projects,
- improve the natural environment around the bridge and through the Upper Mersey Estuary on both land and water,
- increase the bird and wildlife population of the Upper Mersey Estuary over the next 30 years, and
- secure additional funding for environmental initiatives in the area over the next 30 years.
The MGET will offer a new approach to the Upper Mersey Estuary, with innovative ecological management for people to enjoy this special landscape for generations to come.
Working with landowners and stakeholders, MGET will monitor and manage the saltmarsh alongside the Mersey Gateway Bridge and invest in nature conservation of these important habitats.