A NEW lease of life has been given to Northam Burrows following a grant of £400,000.
Burrows owner Torridge District Council, together with Natural England, have been successful in winning the grant under the Higher Level Stewardship programme.
The programme is designed specifically to help the natural ecology of Sites of Special Scientific Interest like the burrows, regain its strength and be returned to a favourable condition in its preferred natural state.
Senior ranger on the burrows Shawn Corin said: "This is a ten-year programme which will allow us to help the burrows help itself.
"Over recent years, brambles and non-native species have taken a stranglehold over parts of this unique country park; this money will allow us, among other things, to carry out a scrape and scrub clearance programme – removing the invasive non-native species allowing things like water germander and the great sea rushes to prosper again.
"This will return the burrows back to the natural grazing pasture of old."