6. Habitat enhancement - Gadebridge

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

Water body: River Gade
Project description

Local volunteers enhanced a section of the R. Gade in Hemel Hempstead in May 2014, improving habitat for fish and wildlife.

 As part of series of events organised by the Environment Agency two habitat enhancement training days led by the Wild Trout Trust, were held on the Gade near to Gadebrige Park in Hemel Hempstead in 2013 and 2014. The purpose of the days were to train local volunteers and landowners in low cost techniques to enhance instream habitat using locally source large woody debris. During the course of the two days 150m of river channel was enhanced.

Project lead: Environment Agency
Project start: March 2013
Project end: May 2014
Funding source:

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