Projects

Our projects are an important element of the work at the Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust. We are proud to have contributed to the conservation of the Mersey estuary, continue to work with people to showcase what’s on their doorstep and how important the local habitats are for our wildlife.

We are continuously working on new ideas and projects with our stakeholders and partners in areas such as citizen science, eDNA or habitat creation.

Plastic Resolution

During the Plastic Resolution Project (2017-2018), we worked with local schools and businesses in Halton to address the problem of plastic waste pollution on the natural environment.

We have been reporting regularly on the progress of our Plastic Resolution and have cleared over 58 cubic metres of waste. Despite a lot of progress, there is still lots to do and we continue to engage in litterpicks whenever we can.

Beyond our Bridges

The project aimed to bring 62 ha of saltmarsh and reedbed habitats back into management in the estuary for breeding bird benefit such as the iconic lapwing. Activities included monitoring as well as practical management works, with additional recording contributing towards the national Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS).

The project has been supported through funding from UK environmental funding body WREN.

Information Boards at Wigg Island

Having a wander down to the stunning Wigg Island in Runcorn and following the 10 boards that tell the story of the natural history in the area, will provide visitors with information about the local ecology and the work of the MGET.

The self-guided trail takes in wildflower meadows, woodland, wetland, as well as the existing troll trail.The site also boasts fantastic views of estuary.