We are delighted to be working on the restoration of the Lower Woodford Watermeadows SSSI*, a system of floated water meadows that were thought to have been constructed in 1660. Under this Higher Level Stewardship scheme we are restoring the bedwork in three fields as well as creating a number of wetland features.
Great article published in Norfolk’s Eastern Daily Press featuring phase two of the Upper Wensum Restoration Scheme currently being delivered by Five Rivers Environmental Contracting on behalf of Norfolk Rivers Internal Drainage Board. Click here to read the article. For information on phase one of the project see our case studies and click here for more information on our River and Wetland services.
This is a short film showcasing a river restoration project in Southern England completed by Five Rivers Environmental Contracting in 2013. Fish passage was greatly improved and some great habitat created. We went back to see how the site in 2016 and found thriving fish populations and diverse macroinvertebrate fauna. Take a look at our River and Wetland and Environmental Monitoring services as well as our extensive back catalogue of case studies.
We were out on the River Avon in Salisbury this week undertaking Water Vole surveys as part of a green bank protection project for a private riparian landowner. If you haven’t seen the revised guidance on Water Vole Mitigation it can be purchased on the Mammal Society Website.
We had a team out enjoying the sunshine today carrying out a Fish Survey and Silt Survey at a lake near Reading to inform future restoration and management of the site. Electric fishing can give you a good indication of fish species present, we even found a large albino Channel Catfish which came as a surprise! A silt sample will be sent off for analysis and volumes calculated enable us to advise the best method of silt reduction. Contact us if you have a lake requiring assessment.