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WQE01 Habitat Restoration and Water Quality

Wheat Beck joining the River Rye at Locker Low WoodWheat Beck joining the River Rye at Locker Low Wood

Working directly with land managers, and with the help of volunteers we are busy creating ambitious conservation agreements to improve the water quality of rivers and increase the amount of beneficial habitat in the catchment.  

Through this project, we are funding capital items, such as fencing and water troughs to reduce bank side poaching, as well as area payments - for creating things like wet meadow or species rich grassland creation.  

If you are a land manager, and are interested in getting involved with this project, please get in touch.

Project Aim: To conserve, restore and reconnect terrestrial and aquatic habitats along the riparian corridor and wider landscape of the upper Rye catchment; to mitigate against diffuse pollution and reduce run off and sedimentation from rural land use practices; to improve water quality and the natural function of the ecosystem to benefit other wildlife and people.

Project Outcomes:

  • Improved habitat quality, extent and connectivity
  • Improved water quality
  • Improved landscape quality
  • Improved understanding
  • Volunteer and local community engagement