River Wandle released from captivity in Croydon!


Less than 50 years ago, the River Wandle in South West London was officially a sewer. Last summer it was declared one of England’s 10 most improved rivers, supporting all sorts of wildlife and even spawning trout. One of the most recent projects, nearing completion, is the restoration of a branch of the river through Wandle Park in Croydon which until recently was buried in a culvert. It won’t be long before the newly excavated channel is reconnected to flow freely through the rejuvenated park, for everyone to enjoy.


Safeguarding Europe’s Waters - submission to the European Commission

RESTORE and several partners have made a submission to the European Commission’s public consultation process to Safeguard Europe's waters. Our analysis highlighted the importance of river restoration and green infrastructure for improving the health of Europe's waters and the role networks such as RESTORE partnership for ecological river restoration can play in achieving these goals. Given RESTORE’s role in sharing river restoration knowledge and strengthening networks, we hope to further engage with the Commission throughout the Blueprint process.


RESTORE and Green Week, The Water Challenge, Brussels May 2012


 Green Week is Europe’s biggest annual conference on the environment. This year’s event, which explored the EU’s approach to water policy was attended by Toni Scarr (Project Manager RESTORE), Chris Baker (RESTORE Communications lead), Bart Fokkens (Chairman ECCR) and Philip Weller (ICDPR). 

ERCIP Project Study Visit and Launch Event 11th - 12th June 2012


RESTORE was pleased to be invited to give a presentation at the launch of the London Borough of Lewisham’s European River Corridor Improvement Project. Susan Sheahan (RESTORE, Communications & Media Advisor) spoke about the development of the RESTORE project and presented an overview of the RESTORE River Wiki, handbook and website.

River Nene Restoration Adviser vacancy


RRC are looking to recruit an individual to lead on delivering improved ecological status of the river, who will also work closely with the Wildlife Trust and the wider Nature Improvement Area partnership.

Main responsibilities will include assessing existing river data and carrying out walkover site assessments to produce restoration plans for priority reaches; working closely with the Land Adviser to incorporate restoration plans and diffuse pollution mitigation into whole farm plans and project management, design and implementation of 10 priority reach schemes.

To view details of the position and to apply, please go to the RRC News and Events page - http://www.therrc.co.uk/rrc_news.php.