The River Starts Here! Your brooks are important tributaries of the rivers Amber, Erewash and Trent.
The Trent Rivers Trust is working with businesses, communities and organisations like the Environment Agency and local authorities. Together we are making your brooks cleaner, more enjoyable and better for wildlife.
Streams of Wool is part of ‘The River Starts Here!’
May 18th to June 2nd 2019
Woollen decorations on a water and wildlife theme will adorn the trees along footpaths by the brooks around Alfreton, Ripley, South Normanton, Huthwaite and Westhouses. A fortnight of beauty and fun with brook walks, river-dipping, fishing, butterfly walks, history etc.
Why not come and join us… anyone can: groups and individuals, young and old, businesses and schools. Make decorations, publicise Streams of Wool, put on an activity or display, keep an eye on Streams of Wool along your section of brook in case of vandalism, or just wander along!
Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07827 667888
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TRT has been involved in planting 1,700 trees as part of a Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme in Lowdham
TRT’s role in delivering NFM has been recognised again. As part of the Government’s £15m funding for the development of NFM, 34 Community Scale projects were allocated funding to deliver and monitor the effectiveness of NFM with TRT working in the Lowdham catchment.
We are well into the delivery in multiple locations of a range of NFM features including leaky barriers, reconnected floodplain and creation of temporary water storage areas. As part of the project we offered a volunteer day to the Environment Agency to plant trees which will improve ground infiltration and slow down overland flows of heavy rainwater. The day was covered by East Midlands Today, Radio Four, Radio Nottingham and the local press.
As part of the Defra funded NFM Community projects, The Trent Rivers Trust (TRT) have been asked to introduce Natural Flood Management (NFM) works which will complement the Environment Agency flood relief scheme for Lowdham in Nottinghamshire.
Are you interested in Sustainable Urban Drainage? Would you like to see a SUDS scheme under construction? Trent Rivers Trust is organising an event for local people in Measham to look at the construction of a new SuDS site at Wigeon Drive close to the River Mease on Tuesday 15th May starting at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome. For more details please click on this link.
If you go down to the brook today, you’re sure of a big surprise!
The Trent Rivers Trust and local groups are decorating your local brooks with crafty woollen decorations to attract people to visit and enjoy their brooks, and to learn a bit more about the wildlife there.
The photo above provides a map of the location where the decorations will be displayed
Following on from the successful delivery of Measham Leisure Centre SuDS, TRT has commenced work on a second SuDS scheme in Measham.
An aerial view of the proposed works at Wigeon Drive in Measham is pictured above
The Trent Rivers Trust has been working with a number of partners to develop a series of Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures in the catchment upstream of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, following extensive flooding in 2013
The NFM feature upstream of Southwell filling with water following heavy rainfall over Easter is pictured above