WATERCRESS WETLANDS PROJECT
The Watercress Wetlands Project has been the project we have been most looking forward to this year. It will be our largest nature restoration project to date and will provide tremendous environmental and community benefits.
The project started in June and over the last two months, 250m of river channel has been excavated and shaped. The new section of the Land Yeo now meanders through the fields with scrapes and ponds excavated to its side.
During the project, 400m3 of spoil was moved daily from the river channel, scrapes and ponds to create butterfly banks in other areas of the rewilding project. Across the final month of construction, these will be seeded with a variety of wildflower seeds to provide habitats for a variety of invertebrates and butterflies. Interested in learning more about the project and river re-wiggling, then read an article written by Ecosulis here.