The Black Country Blue Network is a part-funded European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project which works with partners across the Black Country to increase and improve wildlife habitats in and around the canals, streams and rivers.
As well as helping the Black Country's plants and animals flourish, it is also building better access, encouraging healthy lifestyles and active recreation for people using the footpaths and towpaths that make up the Black Country Blue Network.
Black Country Blue Network (Phase 2)
In September 2020 the second phase of the project began with City of Wolverhampton Council, Walsall MBC, Dudley MBC, Canal and River Trust and Severn River Trust partnering to complete sub-projects.
Black Country Blue Network (Phase 1)
The first phase of the Black Country Blue Network was a partnership between City of Wolverhampton Council, Walsall Council, Environment Agency, Canal and River Trust and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.
The first phase of the project closed in 2019 and the evaluation report of the project can be found in the Downloads section of this page.