The River Beane - historic, rare and precious

Welcome to the website of the River Beane Catchment Partnership, and the home of the Beane Catchment Management Plan.  Our Catchment Plan will improve the river for wildlife and for people. It will also help us to meet the UK's obligations under the Water Framework Directive.

Latest news for the River Beane

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Our partners at the River Beane Restoration Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting – June 29th – Watton at Stone Memorial Hall, 8pm. Read more...

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The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Dr Linda Radford, visited Waterford Heath Nature Reserve to officially open the new circular Chalk Stream and Heath walk. Read more...

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On Monday 21st March during a school river dipping session, HMWT's River School found brook lamprey in the Beane. Read more...

In collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire, the River Beane Restoration Association have made a documentary film titled On the Banks of The Beane. It highlights the history of the river, including how decades of unsustainable water abstraction has devastated the upper reaches of this beautiful and historic chalk river.  However, things may be about to change...

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Themes and objectives

Theme: FlowFlow - getting more water back into the river.

Theme: QualityImproving the water quality, habitats and wildlife.

Theme: PeopleHelping people appreciate and get the most out of the river.

Theme: MonitoringMeasuring the river's ecological status and monitoring its health.

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