On Sunday the 9th April, a collaborative effort led by the Darcy Lever Residents Association (DLRA) to remove litter and fly-tipping from a wildlife corridor, known locally as ‘The Cutting’ was organized.
The corridor is part of a vital connection that allows the Roe Deer to safely travel from Moses Gate to Leverhulme Park, thereby preventing isolation. One of the unique species found in the cutting is the protected Great Crested Newt which has been surveyed under license and can be found hibernating under habitat piles over the winter months.
The cutting though, is not just a wildlife corridor, it is part and parcel of the landscape that makes up Darcy Lever and the strength of the community and organizations that are willing to be involved, even those not local to the area. That speaks volume about how special this area really is.