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Coalburn 2020

Monday, January 30, 2017

The effect of forests on river discharge is an important question that is highly topical at the moment. The Coalburn2020 experiment was set up to see if we can predict now the future hydrological impact resulting from current felling of some of the mature forest. Have a look at the website for more information.


Morden Hall Park Wetlands

Friday, January 27, 2017

Improved access and restored habitats at Morden Hall Park!

A brand new boardwalk has been installed and is now open at Morden Hall Park, allowing visitors to take a journey through the wetlands and get up close to nature as never before. Coming soon in 2017 there will also be equipment available to loan for free, allowing you to explore the creatures and plants with binoculars, pond dipping kits and ID guides!

BRCC Volunteer River Warden Scheme

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) is encouraging greater volunteer input into surveying and monitoring works along river environments. With Environment Agency funding and contributions from those involved, BRCC, the Greensand Trust and the Wildlife Trust BCN have been developing a Volunteer River Warden Scheme which will be launched next month focused on two areas to begin with - Renhold Brook, Bedfordshire; and in the Potton and Gamlingay areas.

For more information about the information evenings see below:

Hanson UK's River Restoration Projects

Monday, January 23, 2017

Have a look at this restoration project at Middleton Hall, Tamworth in Staffordshire offering a range of habitats for wildlife. Watch the video to see how the environment has been enhanced using reedbeds and other techniques:

Hanson UK's river restoration at Middleton Hall


Additionally, restoration of a wetland in Repton, Derbyshire was carried out to improve biodiversity, wetland habitats, wet woodlands, and reedbeds:

APLYSIA Awarded the Ecology Prize 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On Wednesday, December the 14th , APLYSIA was awarded the 1st place in the Innovation Category- Solutions for Water Management of the Ecology Prize 2016, with the project ReNaturalize. The winning project ReNaturalize is an innovation initiative from APLYSIA in river restoration that took place in the Atlantic tropical forest in the state of Espírito Santo- Brazil. The project applied a British river restoration technique where large wood was installed in the river channel as a way to improve river processes.