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….
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!
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
Cringle Brook is a tributary of the river Witham, located south of Grantham. It is a spring-fed limestone beck, 12km in length, geographically isolated and unique. While the Lower sections of the Brook remain relatively natural and have some great habitat, as with many of… Read More »Upper Cringle Brook gets a makeover!
The Limestone Becks are a unique network of springs in Lincolnshire, and home to some of the UK’s most protected species, such as the water vole. Historic changes, including dredging and straightening, along with abstraction and pollution, has significantly degraded the becks’ habitat. As part… Read More »Restoring and Reconnecting the Limestone Becks
Water voles are our fastest declining mammal, between 1989 and 1998, the UK population fell by 90%. They are classed as endangered and are now highly protected. The Lincolnshire Rivers Trust, as a part of the Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life project, are… Read More »Creating Havens for Water Voles in Lincolnshire