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!
We bring you some sobering news from the Upper Witham at Syston that has left us deeply saddened. The invasive signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), known for their aggressive nature, rapid breeding, and carrying the deadly ‘crayfish plague,’ have been discovered in this delicate ecosystem, raising… Read More »Invasive Signal Crayfish Threaten Native White-Clawed Crayfish at Syston
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
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