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CROWDFUNDED Crosthwaite Culvert Removal

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

We are so excited to announce that the first CROWDFUNDED barrier has been removed!! The Crosthwaite Culvert in Northern England needed 10.000 donated funds and we did it together! By opening the stream, it is hoped that it will be colonised by aquatic plants, insects and fish species. They are also installing an educational freshwater pond where local, young students can come learn about the freshwater environment and species! This is an amazing project and ambition that would not have been possible without the generosity of the people who are investing in the rewilding of our future.

River restoration work begins in Worcestershire

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The £20m scheme aims to reopen more than 150 miles of the River Severn, making it easier for endangered fish to reach their spawning grounds.

The Environment Agency wants to reintroduce shad to the river, said to be one of King Henry III's favourite fish.

Many species vanished after weirs were installed as they prevented migration.

The project will also see England's only fish viewing gallery built at Diglis Weir in Worcester.

Natural Resources Wales and Afonydd Cymru join forces to restore and protect Welsh rivers

Monday, February 18, 2019

It is hoped the partnership will bring about “much-needed restoration” for Welsh rivers.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afonydd Cymru, the organisation which oversees the country’s six Rivers Trusts, which will see two collaborate to improve river catchments, fisheries and ecology.

Woodland scheme aims to reduce flood risk

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Woodlands for Water project should help mitigate the effects of flooding in the North East and Yorkshire.

The Forestry Commission and Environment Agency-run scheme provides financial incentives and expert advice to help farmers plant woodlands and alleviate flooding.

The Woodland Creation grant offers up to £6,800/ha to farmers that plant new woodlands, along with £200/ha/yr for up to 10 years.

ThinkNature Webinar: NBS: Concept, Practices and Benefits

Monday, February 4, 2019

ThinkNature hosted the first webinar in a series of four on the concept, practices and benefits of nature-based solutions.

Three nature-based solutions experts shared their expertise and attendees also had the opportunity to participate in short surveys and pose their own questions. The webinar speakers were:

Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group Leader, Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Living Water Cities: A Vision

Monday, February 4, 2019

Biomatrix Water have shared this video about Living Water Cities featuring inspiring footage of waterway transformation. Working together with their partners and volunteers they are honoured to share the stories of how Floating Ecosystems bring green space, biodiversity, health and beauty into the urban environment. Learn what they mean when they say “bringing water to life.”

Eddleston Water Project - Building with Nature

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Eddleston Water Project is a major UK partnership research project to measure the effects of river restoration and natural flood management techniques. The international project Building with Nature (BwN), funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union’s INTERREG North Sea Region Programme, is an emerging complementary concept. BwN recognises that natural processes help to keep us safe against coastal erosion and flooding.