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19 February 2024

Reducing Pollution & Improving Carbon Storage

This scheme completed this month with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust was done in conjunction with the Environment Agency’s WEIF (Water Environment Investment Fund).  The project on the Worfe River WEIF project forms part of wider scale river basin management plans; to reduce pollution, improve carbon storage and increase 3rd party landowner engagement to improve the overall river health and quality within the catchment.  The scope of works at Beobridge included the creation of seepage barriers using willow timber from site, wetland scrapes and installing large timbers.  The seepage barriers aimed to slow the flow of water to raise levels water diverting them through the wetland scrapes to create shallow standing water for eel refuge and diversify vegetation which would in turn encourage wading birds and invertebrates.  The larger wooded debris aimed to diffuse surface water flows.  Work was completed successfully despite challenges of wet weather, aided using low ground pressure specialist excavators. This scheme completed this month with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust was done in conjunction with the Environment Agency’s WEIF (Water Environment Investment Fund). The project on the Worfe River WEIF project forms part of wider scale river basin management plans; to reduce pollution, improve carbon storage and increase 3rd party landowner engagement to improve the overall river health and quality within the catchment. The scope of works at Beobridge included the creation of seepage barriers using willow timber from site, wetland scrapes and installing large timbers. The seepage barriers aimed to slow the flow of water to raise levels water diverting them through the wetland scrapes to create shallow standing water for eel refuge and diversify vegetation which would in turn encourage wading birds and invertebrates. The larger wooded debris aimed to diffuse surface water flows. Work was completed successfully despite challenges of wet weather, aided using low ground pressure specialist excavators.