Over the last 200 years, the Upper Witham has been deepened, straightened, and disconnected from its floodplain. Installed land drains removed excess water for agriculture and grazing, but in many cases, this did not create higher grade agricultural land as intended. These measures, along with… Read More »Upper Witham landscape scale restoration, the latest news from Buckminster Estates
Works have just started on the ground to deliver the Kibworth and Smeeton Nature Project, a project that aims to create wetland habitat and improve the condition of the Langton Brook (Upper Welland), just south of the village of Smeeton Westerby, Leicestershire. Like most of… Read More »Kibworth and Smeeton Nature Project Takes off!
The rivers in Horncastle are set for restoration! Tranquil English chalk streams, wonderfully wild and pure in nature, is a scene soon to be found in the town. They have moulded the Lincolnshire Wolds for over 10,000 years. Crucially they provide wildlife corridors linking the… Read More »Going live! Rejuvenating chalk streams in Horncastle
East Mercia Rivers Trust, working in partnership with City of Lincoln Council and the Environment Agency, is seeking public input as they look to begin the fourth phase of Greening the Brayford Pool.The historic pool holds the title of being England’s oldest inland port and… Read More »Greening Brayford Pool, the story continues….
The Stamford Millstream has been an important feature of Stamford for almost 1000 years, first mentioned in the Domesday Book back in 1086. The current channel was cut around 1640, feeding the Grade II listed King’s Mill with water from the River Welland at Tinwell.… Read More »Weevils released on Stamford Millstream!
Elvers – baby eels – were released into the River Welland at Welland Yacht Club recently by East Mercia Rivers Trust (EMRT). For three weeks, they had been looked after by Spalding school children from Ayscoughfee Hall School, St John the Baptist Church of England… Read More »Spalding school children help save endangered eels!
Following, a public consultation in partnership with the Town Council, the Stamford local community gave a thumbs up to the proposed habitat enhancement works on the Millstream, that are now underway this week. Funded by the Environment Agency and Stamford Town Council, the project targets… Read More »Stamford’s community welcome the upgrade of their historical Millstream!
20th October 2022 Merging conservation charities look to increase action to improve the Welland and Witham catchments Neighbouring charities the Welland Rivers Trust and Lincolnshire Rivers Trust have announced their merger to become East Mercia Rivers Trust. The new organisation will work within the catchment… Read More »Press Release
Regarded as the world’s most trafficked animal, the European Eel is now classed as critically endangered. The annual Eels in the Classroom project, organised by Lincolnshire Rivers Trust (LRT), delivered three tanks to the National Junior School, Huntingtower Academy, Belton Lane Primary School, and one… Read More »Grantham school children have an ‘eely’ good time at Wyndham Park!
Recently, Lincolnshire Rivers Trust, along with local volunteers extended existing biohavens and launched new floating ecosystems, which were provided by Biomatrix Water. Studies have shown over the years the three islands at Lincoln’s Brayford have provided a valuable refuge habitat for a wide diversity of… Read More »Greening Brayford Pool at Lincoln