8. Mill Farm Meadow enhancment

Aims: Involve people with their local waterbodies; Improve wildlife corridors

Water body: River Chess
Project description

Scheme to enhance habitat in a side stream of the R. Chess for fish and wildlife.

 Volunteers from local businesses led by the River Chess Association completed a series of work parties to enhance instream habitat of an overwide section of side stream alongside the main R. Chess. The work involved installing woody debris structures into the river to create holding areas for fish, provide cover and narrow the channel to concentrate flow.  A number of willow stakes were also planted to provide shading along this open reach of river. Further phases of work are planned along this section of river.

Project lead: River Chess Association
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.