Category Archives: Practical Delivery

Waterstock Backwaters and Scrapes

Floodplain enhancements for fish and fowl

With all the wet, cold weather and flooding at the moment we thought it would be good to look back to some projects delivered last summer for a bit of light relief.

Last summer was a busy time for delivery at with projects delivered at a number of sites including Eythrope and Waterstock Local Wildlife Site (LWS). Waterstock in particular is a special area of the River Thame catchment and was designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2019 ; more recently it was designated an Important Freshwater Area (IFA)  as a consequence of the habitats and wildlife found there.

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Merry Floodmas!

Christmas Flooding stresses the need for Sustainable Solutions

Storm Bella hit the UK this Christmas period. In the East Midlands, recent heavy rainfall meant the intense rain fell on already saturated ground, causing significant flooding across Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. Seventy flood warnings were issued – over 30% of these were on the Great River Ouse. There were more than 160 flood-related calls and 1,300 people were advised to leave their homes. Continue reading

Creating the Eythrope Wetlands

We have been busy this summer undertaking Phase 2 of a large floodplain restoration project that has transformed an area of low diversity floodplain meadow into a large wetland complex. The area was designed specifically to  enhance biodiversity and it incorporates a new backwater to increase resilience in the local fish population. This was a partnership project, undertaken with Freshwater Habitats Trust and Waddesdon Estate. Thanks also to the local  Environment Agency (EA) officers and EA Biodiversity team in particular for their support throughout the project. 

You can watch a summary video of the project here

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Newsletter – Autumn 2019

We are pleased to welcome you to our Autumn 2019 newsletter! We hope you enjoy reading about what we and our partners have been up to recently. If you have any suggestions for our Winter newsletter then contact: enquiries@riverthame.org

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