Essex Rivers Hub

Use scrapes and ponds to increase wetland areas along the banks.

Using areas near to the channel that are boggy and prone to flooding to create wetland areas is a possibility along this stretch. This could be achieved by creating scapes (effectively shallow ponds that will hold water when the area is wet) and restoring any ponds. This will help to encourage wading birds and other species associated with wetlands. 

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Blackwater

WFD water body status

Poor

WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Habitat creation

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Creating more off channel wetland habitats will expand the habitats available for a variety species

Total area surveyed

All accessible areas of the Blackwater

Contact for more information

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Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust