2. Augmenting fen and marsh habitat

Theme: Ecology and management


  • Control or eradicate invasive non-native species
  • Increase the amount and quality of in-channel, bankside and floodplain habitat

Project description

This project will restore an overgrown and neglected area between the River Lea and the chalk stream at Batford Springs Nature Reserve.

Adjacent to the central footpridge in the nature reserve there is a neglected area of semi marsh land, which is currently overgrown with invasive vegetation.  The plan is to remove the invasive species and shape the area into a large depression to support this marshy habitat.  The central area will be marsh, rising to damper more marginal areas on the edges.


Project lead: Batford Springs Volunteers
Project partners: Harpenden Town Council
Funding source: TBC
Project start: 2015
Project end: 2015
Himalayan balsam will be removed as part of this project

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.