The River Eye restoration project has been a great success here is a brief update…

The River Eye is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) located near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It is a good example of a semi-natural lowland river, which is rare in the UK. The river supports a range of excellent habitats for plants, invertebrates, fish, birds and mammals. In the autumn of 2016, TRT undertook an extensive river restoration scheme to improve water quality and reduce siltation of the channel. A number of techniques were used including re-proofing of banks, increasing sinuosity and the addition of large wood material and gravel.

We are pleased to say that two and a half years later the river is looking great and functioning as planned. The image shows a re-profiled bend with a complex channel system developing.