1. Grand Union Canal backwater

Aims: Improve wildlife corridors; Work together

Water body: Grand Union Canal
Project description

Creation of a backwater for mutual benefit of the fishery and biodiversity. A  fish refuge/spawning area and haven for wildlife with shallow sloping edges, variable  depth, steep banks for Kingfishers. Tree works to increase light to the backwater to encourage growth of marginal vegetation. Habitat enhancements along the edge of the Grand Union Canal.

Project lead: Groundwork South
Project partners: Environment Agency, Colne Valley Park, Blenheim Angling Society, Canal & Rivers Trust
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Project start: 2012
Project end: March 2014
Funding source: Thames Water , Veolia Environmental Trust

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.