Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received funding for a watery project.
A grant of £2,500 from Newcastle City Council will enable the wildlife charity to survey the River Tyne within the boundaries of the City of Newcastle.
It is hoped that the survey will confirm that the River has good water quality and is home to a number of species of wildlife which will enable it to be designated as a Local Site by the Local Sites Partnership. A designation would confirm its importance to local wildlife whose needs would need to be considered when future planning applications were made.
Steve Lowe, Head of Conservation at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, said: “Water is an important facet of all life and we need to ensure that it is safe for both wildlife and humans alike; grants, such as that received from Newcastle City Council will allow us to carry out this type of survey work.”