20. Increasing public appreciation
- To increase the attractiveness, visibility and public access, to enable people to appreciate the river (commensurate with managing and protecting sensitive habitats and species)
- To increase the public's appreciation of the unique chalk stream environment and their participation in its conservation
To increase the public’s appreciation of the river, via a series of information boards and school packs.
This project aims to increase the public appreciation of the Mimram by giving them information about the river. A campaign will target adults and children using a combination of information boards, leaflets and guided walks where appropriate.
A series of information boards about the Mimram will be created, detailing the river’s uniqueness, ecology and history. These boards will be positioned wherever the public can see/have access to the Mimram. For example, at the Hertingfordbury and Welwyn bridges, Codicote Bottom, Kimpton Mill, the A1000 by Digswell Viaduct, Tewinbury, Marden, Singler’s Marsh and Panshanger. The first information boards will be sited on Singlers Marsh in Spring 2015.
Leaflets about the river will be created for use at public events such as Welwyn Festival.
School packs will also be distributed to local schools, containing information about the river and ideas for projects/places to visit.