United Kingdom: From reclaimed islands to urban meadows, nature nurtures us all

Guardian: There is a piece of land – known as Fearns Island – in the middle of the River Aire, just down from Crown Point bridge in Leeds. It used to be home to the Sea Scouts, but now their old huts and weeds and plants wrestle for control. A group of local residents want to turn it into a nature reserve, and I am supporting them. The regeneration of the waterfront in Leeds has been remarkable in the last 20 years, but one thing we need much more of is green places, flowers, plants and ......

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