3. Restoring the Ver at Sopwell Nunnery

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

Water body: River Ver
Project description

A project to enhance the habitat value of the River Ver and to improve its connection to the local community

Works included the removal of some over-shading trees and pollarding of willow, working with CMS practical conservation volunteers to construct in-channel woody debris structures to improve the flow. and creation of a new surfaced footpath alongside the river.

Project lead: Herts Countryside Management Service
Project partners: Friends of Sopwell Nunnery; Ver Valley Society; St Albans City & District Council; Herts County Council
Project start: Oct 2013
Project end: Nov 2014
Funding source: Hertfordshire County Council , St Albans City & District Council

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