The River Mimram - 'the jewel in Hertfordshire's countryside'
Welcome to the website of the River Mimram Catchment Partnership. The Partnership was formed in 2012 and brings together farmers, landowners, local groups, volunteers, environmental organisations, councils and statutory bodies to improve the river for wildlife and people. Please visit the Mimram Catchment Management Plan to see what is planned for the river.
Latest news for the River Mimram
River Mimram events
Last Riverfly course of 2016
Places are still available on the last Riverfly training course of 2016 which will be held on Saturday 15 October at Digswell (near Welwyn Garden City) in Hertfordshire. Read more...
River Mimram events
Modular River Survey Training October 22nd
HMWT, the Environment Agency and Queen Mary University London are seeking volunteers who would be interested in being trained to conduct the new Modular River Surveys. Read more...
River Mimram news
Hundreds Attend Festival of Wildlife
An estimated 1,500 people came together over the weekend to celebrate the wildlife of Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, in partnership with The Hertfordshire Natural History Society, hosted the Festival of Wildlife in Tarmac's Panshanger Park. Read more...
Low flows in the Mimram are (hopefully!) to be a thing of the past. After decades of campaigning by the Friends of the Mimram, Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, local MPs, the WWF and many others, it has been announced that the groundwater abstraction at Fulling Mill will be gradually phased out. The first reductions will occur from April 2015, with abstraction to cease by 2018.
The focus now moves to restoring and improving the river and its wildlife.
The Mimram is one of only 200 or so chalk streams in the world.
It is currently rated as in 'Poor Ecological Status' for the EU Water Framework Directive, when the EU target is to get all rivers up to 'Good Status' by 2027!
Having said that there are some stretches of the river which are in beautiful condition.
The Mimram is considered to be one of the best examples of a chalk streams in Hertfordshire.
Themes and objectives
Flow - getting more water back into the river.
Improving the water quality, habitats and wildlife.
Helping people appreciate and get the most out of the river.
Measuring the river's ecological status and monitoring its health.