We are the leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire. HMWT manage 44 nature reserves, from beautiful woodlands and wetlands to rare patches of heath and orchard. However, increasingly we are looking beyond their nature reserves to the wider landscape – our vision is of a Living Landscape, an environment rich in wildlife for everyone to enjoy. It is this vision which prompted us to apply to be ‘Catchmetn Hosts’ for the Upper Lea Catchment Management Plan.
The Environment Agency (EA)
We are a public body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Our principal aims are to protect and improve the environment. We help deliver the environmental priorities of central government and are playing a crucial role in supporting the development and implementation of the Catchment Management Plan.
We are committed to delivering a high quality water service to all of our customers and to be the leading community focused water company. We provide 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.5 million people in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. We also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent.
Countryside Management Service
We work with communities in Hertfordshire to help them care for and enjoy the environment, including:
- Encouraging people to get involved in volunteering to look after their local countryside or park
- Providing advice to landowners or managers helping them to look after their land with wildlife in mind
- Helping secure funding for landscape improvement and conservation work
- Promoting outdoor recreation through guided walks, and walk and cycle routes which link towns and villages to their surrounding countryside
We are the community charity with a green heart, working across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Our aim is to continue changing places and lives, until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.
We are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Our purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.
Lea Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority runs award winning open spaces and sports venues along the 26 mile long, 10,000 acre park. The park was created by a unique Act of Parliament as a “green lung” for London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Our approach is to be community focused and commercially driven, to work with partners to produce a unique combination of activities, sights and experiences.
Hertford Angling Club
Local people and volunteers