This represents the first major success of the Catchment Partnership and really demonstrates that we mean business!
The practical work described in Beane Project 4 - Opening up the River Beane - was finished on Friday 1st February 2013. Trees and shrubs along one bank of the river have now been removed, opening up the river and allowing light to reach the channel. This will allow vegetation to grow on the bank and in the river itself, providing valuable habitat for a whole range of species and helping to narrow the over-widened river channel. The work was completed well before the end of March to limit the impact on breeding birds.
This project was funded using money allocated to the Lea Catchment Nature Improvement Area by Natural England.