Tag: river-restoration

Mark Lloyd: “We must fix our rivers before it’s too late”

Mark Lloyd: “We must fix our rivers before it’s too late”

Posted by Emily Cooper

Ahead of World Rivers Day on 21 September, Mark Lloyd, the new CEO at the Rivers Trust, explains why we need a Riverlution to fix our broken rivers. Over the last (almost!) 50 years, I’ve watched our rivers decline. Aside from obvious success stories – mostly in urban areas –…

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Major funding boost for  River Aire regeneration project

Major funding boost for River Aire regeneration project

Posted by Jayne Mann

A project to revitalise one of Yorkshire's longest river has been given a further boost after The National Lottery Heritage Fund announced today it had awarded a £714,000 grant to the Environment Agency to return salmon to the River Aire. The funding completes a package of £2.3 million that will…

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Rivers used as ‘open sewers’: all hope is not lost

Rivers used as ‘open sewers’: all hope is not lost

Posted by Emily Cooper

A recent report featured by the BBC highlighted the dire state of rivers in England, with WWF claiming that they are being treated like 'open sewers'. At present, just 14% of rivers in England are considered in 'good' ecological health under the EU Water Framework Directive. The Environment Agency believe…

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River Keekle Restoration

River Keekle Restoration

Posted by Emily Cooper

On the surface, this photo of the River Keekle portrays an idyllic scene. Look a little closer, and you'll find a very sinister problem lurking beneath the surface. Take a closer look at the riverbed. That black sheet protruding out of the river? That's plastic. During the 1990s, mining took…

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