The Steart Peninsula Project
A sustainable coastline for people and wildlife on the Steart Peninsula.
- In May 2012 the Environment Agency began construction work to create one of the UK’s largest new reserves for wildlife. Over 400 hectares of the Steart Peninsula will be turned into wildlife-rich habitats including saltmarsh and freshwater wetland. These habitats provide vital feeding and breeding grounds for wading birds and wildfowl. Importantly the scheme will also provide better protection for Steart village and Stert Drove against flooding. There will also be improved access for people with disabilities, horse riders, cyclists and walkers with new panoramic viewpoints and wildlife observation hides.
- The site is owned by the Environment Agency and managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and there is further information about the site on the WWT website.