A Manningtree environmental charity is hosting a free event for farmers to learn about new government schemes aiming to improve biodiversity in agriculture. 

The PACE (Practical Actions for Climate and the Environment) charity will hear a presentation about the Environmental Land Management Schemes, imposed by the government to make farming more sustainable. 

The schemes support the restoration of wildlife habitats. Water quality improvements in rivers, flood risk reduction, new woodland creation and the reduction of carbon emissions alongside food production. 

Pete Thompson, the founder of Tendring Farm Cluster, will explain how this group of farmers are working together to achieve the new goals in his presentation “The Future of Farming” and answer questions. 

An update on the charity’s work will also be provided, as they continue to take samples from the River Stour for the Environment Agency. 

These manual samples of animals sensitive to oxygen provide a much greater time range in comparison to machines that could miss sewage pollution by the timings of the results. 

Anyone interested in joining the free event can attend on April 2 at The Crown pub in High Street, Manningtree at 7.30pm.