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Turkey Brook: The London river that could hold the answer to saving Britain’s waterways

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Turkey Brook has been transformed following a restoration that did one vital thing similar projects often overlook – it reconnected the waterway with its hyporheic zone

As two great white egrets land at the meandering Turkey Brook in north London, it’s hard to believe this thriving river was once mistaken for a ditch.

River Otter: The Devon waterway that shows beavers are the cheapest solution to restoring UK rivers

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Beavers are a really important tool in river restoration, and they’re free as well,’ says Dr Alan Law, a freshwater environments expert

A cheap solution to tackle the scourge of Britain’s polluted and degraded rivers? It sounds too good to be true.

A new life for London's lost rivers

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Few visitors know that London has 640km of waterways and there's a serious movement taking place to restore these "blue corridors" to their former glory.

Though most visitors to London think only of the River Thames, the city is a myriad of waterways. Old maps show a skein of rivers and brooks that provided "blue corridors" traversing the city for centuries, providing both sources of food and recreation. But as London boomed, these waterways faded from consciousness – encased by walls, turned into polluted backwaters or simply covered over to run unseen beneath busy streets.

Huge area of Dorset peninsula to be flooded to create diverse habitats after planning permission approved

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Moors at Arne scheme, which is hoped to replace areas at risk of being lost elsewhere in Poole Harbour due to sea level rise, aims to begin its three-year programme of construction this spring.

The project, which is a partnership between the Environment Agency (EA), RSPB, and Natural England, is intended to see new tidal embankments constructed to create a mosaic of saline and freshwater areas.

Expression of Interest - Propagation & Translocation of Luronium natans & Potamogetons sp. as part of the LUF Montgomery Canal Restoration

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Canal & River Trust, the charity that look after over 2000 miles of canals and rivers, are looking for a Propagator of specialist aquatic species who have the skills and capacity to deliver large scale propagation programmes. The specific aquatic species that we wish to target for propagation area Luromium natans and Potamogetons sp., both predominantely submergent/floating vegetation.