The River Stort – a precious river under threat. It needs our help.

Welcome to the website of the Stort catchment partnership, and the home of the Stort Catchment Management Plan. Our Catchment Plan will improve the river for wildlife and for people. It will also help us to meet the UK's obligations under the Water Framework Directive.


Latest news for the River Stort

Volunteers learned valuable river restoration skills at Wild Trout Trust habitat workshops last week, restoring valuable fish habitat in the River Stort in the process.  Read more...

Free hands-on training days organised by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust to give you the skills to carry out river habitat enhancement work. Read more...


Come along on 30th August for an evening stroll along the River Stort and around Hunsdon Meads Nature Reserve. Read more...

Want to learn a new skill, meet new people, stop pollution and get to know your local river (and its smaller inhabitants)?  If so, then Riverfly Monitoring could be for you!  Although the Navigation is not suitable for this sort of monitoring, the backwaters, tributaries and the Upper Stort are.  We're currently trying to establish a network of volunteer invertebrate monitors on the Stort.  Come and help us out!

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Themes and objectives

Theme: FlowFlow - getting water back into the river.

Theme: Water qualityImproving the water quality.

Theme: Habitats and wildlifeImproving the habitats and wildlife.

Theme: PeopleHelping people get the most out of the river.

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