4. Restoring the Majesty of the Meads

Themes: Ecology and biodiversity; Public engagement

Objectives:

  • Improve bankside and in-channel habitat
  • Improve public engagement with the river
  • Improve public access to the river (virtual and physical)

Project description

A habitat restoration and community engagement project to restore the natural value and wildlife of King's Meads nature reserve.

Programme of habitat and access improvement works, alongside community engagement and education activities. These will establish the site as a focus for enjoyment, learning and practical action for wildlife.

Habitat work will include over 5,000m of fencing to enable conservation grazing to be introduced to the site, along with ditch and chalk bank restoration. Visitor access work will include the creation of nature trails and the appointment of a part time Project Officer to engage local people in the restoration of the site.

Grid reference: TL349136
Project lead: HMWT
Project partners: Thames Water, GlaxoSmithKline, Environment Agency, East Herts District Council
Funding source: Thames Water Community Investment Fund
Project start: 2016
Project end: 2018
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.