8. Stanborough Reedmarsh Habitat Restoration

Theme: Ecology and biodiversity


  • Have enough water in the right place at the right time
  • Improve bankside and in-channel habitat

Project description

To restore the reedbed and associated wetland habitats of Stanborough Reedmarsh.

The reed bed at Stanborough is becoming dried out and ecological succession is leading to a reduction in its diversity. This project will lower areas of the reedbed to make it wetter, restructure the reedbed to create open channels and pools and remove willow scrub and trees which threaten to overshade and dry out the reed bed. The work will ensure the reed bed reamin suitable for characteristic species such as water voles, reed warbler, reed bunting and bittern.

Grid reference: TL230105
Project lead: HMWT
Project partners: Welwyn Hatfield Council, Finesse Leisure
Funding source: TBC
Project start: As soon as funding is secured
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.