The Weston River Restoration project restores the magnificent Trent near Weston in Staffordshire, to its former glory. Reversing some of the historical drainage works across the landscape, and re-connecting the river back to its floodplain. Previously it looked rather canal-like, weaving its way across through the countryside. Now it has riffles, islands, ponds, and shallows; the variety creates nooks and crevices for wildlife, stores sediment and breaks down pollution. Our work near Weston restored fast-declining habitats such as wetlands and created conditions in which fish, birds and mammals can thrive.