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.
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.
Two chalk rivers are to be restored as part of efforts to combat low flows and climate change.
The work will be carried out on Hertfordshire's River Ash and River Quin.
Dam Removal Europe (DRE) have launched a campaign promoting the use of the Barrier Tracker with the aim of increasing the number of recorded barriers across Europe.
The MERLIN project (Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation) aims at mainstreaming nature-based solutions as key approach to deal with current societal challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss and other sector specific issues. Further information on the project can be found at: https://project-merlin.eu/
Check out this blog 'Right tree, right place, to support water and wildlife' by Michael Rogers, Head of Conservation at Eden Rivers Trust. In this guest blog, Michael looks at how trees can benefit our watercourses, and shares experiences from the Croglin Valley in Cumbria to show the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.