26. River Restoration at Denham

Aim: Improve wildlife corridors

Water body: River Frays
Project description

River and ditch  restoration in pursuit of Water Framework Directive improvement

Remove trees, other woody scrub and bramble from sections of the Fray’s River and ditches on Fray’s Farm Meadows London Wildlife Trust (LWT Reserve). Work on the Fray’s River was carried out in February 2016 to remove overhanging branches but retaining woody habitat already in the river. The extra light allowed on to the river should encourage the growth of marginal plants that provide ideal water vole habitat while the woody material in the river will act as nursery areas for small fish. The photographs show the situation on the river immediately before and after the work.

Project lead: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT
Project partners: Environment Agency, Groundwork South, London Wildlife Trust
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Project start: January 2016
Project end: 31/03/2016
Funding source: Environment Agency

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