Essex Rivers Hub

Blackwater Estuary projects

This map shows the current projects; potential, in progress and completed, for the Blackwater Estuary. Hover over a number to see a project summary, click on the number to see the full project details.

  • Project status:




    In progress



Alternatively, view the project list

Essex Wildlife Trust was awarded funding from Natural England in early 2015 to digitise Essex coastal data for the Blackwater and Colne Estuary, collected by the National Rivers Authority in the early 1990s. This is part of our ongoing partnership work with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The Native Oyster

The Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne Estuaries contain the most important area in the South-East of England for the Native Oyster Ostrea edulis and the extensive oyster bed habitat that they create, made up of the oysters themselves as well as their dead shells.

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