Environment Agency and Natural England to remain separate


Natural England and the Environment Agency will continue as separate entities but must undertake significant changes in the way they operate, Defra Secretary Owen Paterson has announced but they will be required to review their services and make further efficiences.

June 2013 bulletin


In this month's bulletin we have news from Romania about the importance of using legislation to help restore rivers, a RESTORE double event in Switzerland and Germany and an update to our How to do River Restoration pages.

June 2013 RESTORE Bulletin.pdf 

Re-wilding the River Bure: Low cost river restoration

‘How should a river be restored?’ can often be translated as ‘How much will it cost?’
One inexpensive low tech approach, that has sometimes led to divided opinions, is now gaining acceptance as a suitable method of restoring natural riverine processes.
A pioneering plan to recreate natural tree-fall was carried out on the River Bure, a chalk stream on the Bickling Hall Estate in Norfolk. The only equipment needed was an old boat, a hand winch and a chainsaw.
See the re-wilding of the R. Bure in action here