The River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership, is supported by the National Lottery through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and aims to develop the river and its surrounding area through conservation and community activities, reconnecting the people of the Tees with their river – a natural feature that has moulded the physical and cultural development of the landscape and communities through which it runs.
River Tees Rediscovered has teamed up with RSPB Saltholme and a host of other partners to create a fantastic feast of fun as part of Saltholme’s 10th anniversary week. With family quizzes, film showings, special guided tours of the new England Coast Path before its official opening, poetry readings, smoothie bike, pond dipping and bug hunting, there’s something for everyone looking to celebrate what makes the Tees and its estuary such a special place for people and wildlife.
Chris Corbett, Groundwork Ne & Cumbria Community and Access Officer said,” We’re so grateful to our partners across the board, particularly the RSPB who is hosting us and our many delivery partners who are bringing fantastic activities along to the event. It’s a true celebration of partnership working and what River Tees Rediscovered has achieved over the last 5 years and, it’s all free!”
The River Tees Rediscovered Partnership Project, part of Groundwork NE & Cumbria, received confirmation of a grant of £1.89m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in June 2014. Along with partner contributions, a programme of initiatives worth £3.7m has been delivered over the last five years, with a number of complementary projects including access and wildlife improvements (with plenty of volunteering opportunities) focusing on the River Tees corridor from the estuary, upstream to Piercebridge, west of Darlington.