Christmas and New Year Closure

Merry Christmas from the team at Five Rivers!

Five Rivers are closing for a two week period over Christmas, and we’ll be back raring to go on the 3rd January.  If you need to get in touch please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Water Meadow Restoration

Watermeadow Restoration

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.

This is just one of the River and Wetland services we offer, get in touch for more details.

*Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Chalk Stream Restoration Film – River Bourne Salisbury

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.

 

Water Vole Survey

Water Vole Survey

 

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.

 

Water Vole Feeding Signs

Fish Survey Woodley Lake

Electric Fishing Survey

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.

Team Building – Sea Fishing

Sea Fishing

The team recently went out for a day on the San Gina II out of Swanage, over 30 fish we’re landed with Ali getting the biggest, an impressive Tope.  Now back to the busy works program!

Henry Ray Jon with Ray Ali Tope