8. Mill Fen Sawbridgeworth
Themes: Habitats and wildlife; People
- To maintain and enhance the river's natural habitats and wildlife
- To increase people's awareness, appreciation, education and involvement
The creation of a community wetland nature reserve
This project aims to reconnect the wetland corridor in this part of the Stort Valley, and create a new community nature reserve. It will form a community interest group for local wetlands by 2015. Practical work will include restoring the derelict wetland, re-introducing grazing, opening up and managing the old ditch system, pollarding and managing willows, managing the area for winter wildfowl, and enhancing public access.