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Beck to the Brink

Beck to the Brink is a study of three small catchments; the Fledborough Beck, Sewer Drain and The Beck which are all failing Water Framework Directive standards mainly due to excess phosphate in the water and low invertebrate numbers.

The study aims to determine the cause of the problems and possible solutions. The findings from the study will inform future capital works and landowner engagement.

By carrying out this study ahead of committing resources to implement changes it will allow time to ensure future actions fit with landowner plans and to procure any necessary consents and permissions. Further it will allow time for gathering measurable data to enable robust monitoring.

 

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One Voice for the Mease

Welcome to the ‘One Voice for the Mease’ web page

The River Mease is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its valuable community of fish species and aquatic plants.

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River Mease Invasive Non Native Species Eradication Project

The Trent Rivers Trust has been working with farmers and community members to control the invasive species, Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the River Mease.

TRT worked with volunteers and contractors to tackle the plant and it has now been removed from much of the river providing an opportunity for native plants to recover.

Himalayan Balsam was dominant along the Mease until TRT embarked on this eradication programme resulting in poor species diversity within the riparian vegetation community and increased erosion risk.

TRT’s presence working on the banks of the Mease has provided the perfect opportunity to engage with the local community and raise awareness of the importance of the River Mease so local residents learn about their special river, how they can access it and how to care for its future.

 

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