21. Meanders through the Meads

Theme: Ecology and management


  • Increase the amount and quality of in-channel, bankside and floodplain habitat

Project description

Improving the health, ecology and resilience of the River Lea at the Meads.

The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Wheathampstead Parish Council are working in partnership to improve the quality of the River Lea and its habitats for wildlife and people, at a community open space in the heart of Wheathampstead village.

The project will deliver a number of small-scale river restoration techniques to help protect the banks from excess erosion, improve the quality and variety of habitats for fish and other wildlfie, and increase the visual amenity of the river for people. This will include interventions such as installing coir rolls, willow spiling and some light tree works along approximately 200m of channel.

The project has recevied funding support through the Affinity Water community grants programme. Additional funding would enable further works to this section of river to be comepleted at the same time.



Project lead: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Project partners: Wheathampstead Parish Council
Funding source: Affinity Water - further funding sought
Project start: 2019
Project end: 2021
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