Farming Haweswater, RSPB Site Manager Explains New Developments

Haweswater Reservoir in March 2014

Haweswater Reservoir in March 2014

Lee Schofield, RSPB Site Manager for Haweswater explaining the farming of Haweswater at Maulds Meaburn Village Institute

Lee Schofield, RSPB Site Manager for Haweswater explaining the farming of Haweswater at Maulds Meaburn Village Institute

At Maulds Meaburn Village Institute on April 2, Lee Schofield, Site Manager for the RSPB delivered a fast-paced talk on recent developments at Haweswater that was illustrated with fine images of birds and was densely informative, highly interesting and very encouraging. Haweswater Reservoir in Mardale is one of Cumbria’s iconic lakes, it supplies more than 2 million people with fresh water and is home to a rich and varied fauna and flora including England’s last Golden Eagle.

The Royal Society For The Protection of Birds (RSPB) has a 45 yr lease from United Utilities and is now responsible for the management of two farms, one at The Naddle and one at Swindale and working hard to improve the local area for wildlife as part of a larger project of improvement in which United Utilities are in the process of planting about 180,000 trees!

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