Stoke River Enhancement
TRT has recently completed a major river restoration project on the River Trent at Weston, downstream of Stoke on Trent. The restoration work took place over a 2km stretch of river, transforming a previously rather uniform section, in to a length with a wide range of natural features. The works will improve the water quality of the river as well as enhance the biodiversity value of the channel and the river banks. The long term aim of the work is to encourage the river to be able to breakdown pollution better so it can withstand serious pollution events in the future.
A second phase of restoration work is planned to take place later on in 2021 at Stone, working with Stafford Borough Council.
This work is funded through an Enforcement Undertaking, provided by a private company after a serious pollution event several years ago.
Please see the press release which includes a video to find about what happened…