Category Archives: Reservoirs, Lakes, and Shorelines

Lakes, ponds and shorelines can be subject to a variety of erosion forces. We introduce a variety of solutions including many of our innovative and environmentally friendly products such as rock rolls and planted coir pallets.

Improving wetland habitat in Caerphilly Castle moat

In 2021 Salix were brought in to assist in improving the wetland habitat in Caerphilly Castle in south east Wales. One year on and what was a bare landscape, devoid of vegetation due to the large population of Canadian geese, is now a stunning, wildlife rich haven. We first visited the site in 2021 when … Continue reading Improving wetland habitat in Caerphilly Castle moat »

Dawn Chorus at Woodberry Wetlands

Woodberry reedbeds vegetating

We are always delighted to see how sites we’ve been involved with look after a year or two, and Woodberry Wetlands has been great to see develop. As part of the Woodberry Wetlands project, Salix have dredged silt from the reservoir to create 13,000 square metres of new reedbed, more than doubling this important habitat … Continue reading Dawn Chorus at Woodberry Wetlands »

Products Used in Habitat Creation Project With Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Coir Pallets establishing at Snaith Ponds - Photo by Carys Hutton

Creating habitats in a flood protection project with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust & Environment Agency at Snaith Ponds, using our Coir Pallets & native plants

Wetland Creation for New Wildlife Reserve

New reedbed and wetland area being created

We have started pump dredging/desilting at Woodberry Wetlands in East London, creating new reed beds and islands. Our desilting work uses an amphibious machine…

Creating a new nature reserve in East London

Salix is helping the London Wildlife Trust to create a new nature reserve on the site of Thames Water’s East Reservoir in Stoke Newington.

Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond

Installing Ifield boardwalk piles

Salix is working with Crawley Borough Council and Jacksons Civil Engineering to help improve Ifield Mill Pond & Water Gardens, the area’s most important wetland and a designated Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). Salix has begun building a Nicospan nylon mesh fence, fixed to a series of wooden stakes to hold the new reed … Continue reading Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond »

Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh

Titchwell Marshes Rock Rolls close up

As part of a series of measures to protect the freshwater habitats at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, Salix has supplied the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 2,000 metres of Rock Rolls. Jim Scott, Site Manager for the RSPB’s North West Norfolk Reserves, explains: “Thankfully, as a result … Continue reading Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh »

Lake Desilting & Biodiversity Improvements at Midhurst’s South Pond

Revetments at Midhurst

The South Downs National Park Authority has commissioned Salix to help create a wildlife haven on the South Pond, at the edge of Midhurst town centre in West Sussex. The large 800-year old pond, which has a 270-metre perimeter and two small islands, had been suffering from pollution and heavy siltation.

Medmerry Realignment Scheme

Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The overall scheme involves building major new sea defences inland and allowing a new intertidal area to form between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex. Salix, working as a specialist sub contractor and supplier to Team Van Oord, have … Continue reading Medmerry Realignment Scheme »

Under The Boardwalk

Richmond Park Boardwalk and planting

Richmond Royal Parks is a walkover for Salix and Sir David Attenborough’s Volunteers. In our last newsletter and in the piece On Her Majesty’s Service we featured the start of our works at Richmond Royal Parks, and now that the project is complete we are pleased to include here a few images to illustrate the … Continue reading Under The Boardwalk »