3. Conserving Slimy Wrigglers

Themes: Ecology and biodiversity; Public engagement


  • Have thriving and spawning fish populations
  • Improve public engagement with the river

Project description

The project aims to make it easier for eels to migrate through the Lea Catchment, from the Thames to Welwyn Garden City.

We are establishing an eel conservation group for the Lea Catchment (which will form part of existing partnerships) consisting of individuals and organisations who have already shown a desire to work for eels. Through the partnership we will review current information on in-channel structures in the River Lea which form barriers to eel movement. We will produce an action plan which prioritises which structures should be the subject of measures to ease eel movement. We will create a number of eel passes.



Project lead: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Project partners: Environment Agency, Lee Valley Regional Park
Funding source: Required
Project start: February 2015
Project end: Ongoing
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