A round of catchment partnership meetings were held in March 2021, minutes now available to view.

Watch the world's first live investigative documentary attempting to find out who is polluting our rivers and why nobody is stopping them.

Storm overflow disharge into rivers occurs when sewage treatment works experience maximum capacity volumes, often following heavy rain events. The Event Duration Monitoring dataset for 2020 has now been published here. This relates to the performance of storm overflows, provided by Water and Sewerage Companies for the 2020 regulatory annual return.

Join the Ver Valley Society for World Rivers Day on Sunday 22nd September in Verulamium Park, and join the protest against the disappearance of Hertfordshrie's Chalk Rivers!

Vote for River Lea Catchment projects, nominated for funding in the Affinity Water community grants programme.

Affinity Water are offering community grants of up to £3,000. This is to support local groups and charities delivering specific projects across their eight supply areas.

The Government has launched a new grant scheme to help deliver improvements to the water environment over the next 3 years.

We are delighted to report that the project to reduce the erosion of the southern river bank in The Meads at Wheathampstead has been completed.

Patrick McNeill, River Champion by the River Lea

A Wheathampstead volunteer has been awarded the title 'River Champion' by The River Restoration Centre for his work on the River Lea.

Deflectors on River Lea

A group of local volunteers have worked hard to improve the habitat of the River Lea over the last year.

Brash buildout construction

The Wheathampstead Open Space Volunteers have been making significant progress in delivering the restoration plan for the River Lea as it flows through East Lane Carpark in Wheathampstead.

Bags of Help logo

Tesco's Bags of Help grant programme, administered by Groundwork, is open for applications from the 18th April.

Pollution in River Lea

Pollution entering the River Lea in Wheathampstead first reported in January continues to enter the river.

Caseless caddisfly larvae

On Good Friday, Riverfly monitors for the Upper Lea David and Charlotte had their best sample yet.

Partnership website training

Eleven representatives from the partners working across the Lea Catchment recently attended training to edit the catchment website.

Are you involved in an innovative and exciting environmental project in Hertfordshire? The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Hertfordshire branch, is inviting nominations for the annual Rural Living Awards.

Ever fancied finding out how much water you use in the shower? This is your chance.

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust hosted a successful riverfly conference with the Herts and Chilterns Riverfly Hub.

On 19th November 2015, WWF-UK, The Angling Trust and Fish Legal scored a huge victory in protecting our rivers.

New rules have been introduced to simplify the way septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are regulated in England, protecting the environment and improving water quality.

Elver passing up eel pass

A new project, to install an eel pass, has been added to the catchment plan for the Upper Lea.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.