Project awarded £38,422.71
Harriet Air and Ristbrow are farms run by a local farming family. Farming in Protected Llandscapes funding enabled new stock fencing adjacent to the River Rye and the installation of a solar powered water pump and a water trough on hardstanding.
Excluding stock from the river will reduce bankside erosion allowing it to become a more diverse and habitat rich area and reduce sediment entering the river improving water quality.
FiPL funding also supported the planting and gapping up of 2.5km of hedges, with fencing. These hedges will provide habitat for small mammals and farmland birds and essential shelter for their livestock.