Woodberry Wetlands

Woodberry sunsetLooking out over Woodberry wetland and  desiltingAmphibious ExcavatorsWoodberry wetlands skylineDesilting with the Woodberry skylineFaggots holding back the siltDesilting in actionReedbeds going in (photo by London Wildlife Trust)New reedbedsLondon skyline behind Woodberry (photo by London Wildlife Trust)Woodberry fascines in place (photo credit London Wildlife Trust)Woodberry reedbeds vegetating London Wildlife TrustReedbeds established at WoodberryAerial of established wetlands (photo credit London Wildlife Trust)
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Aerial of established wetlands (photo credit London Wildlife Trust)

Silting up of Thames Water’s East Reservoir in Stoke Newington had resulted in algal blooms and a problem for London Wildlife Trust who manage the site.

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 for east London’s wildlife.

Both the dredging work and the new reedbeds will help the water quality in this nature reserve.

Silt was placed behind Nicospan & Brushwood Fascine revetments to create a series of new islands and ponds, connected by channels of different depths.

Woodberry Wetlands is one of 7 ‘Environment’ finalists in the National Lottery Awards 2017, which recognise the best lottery-funded projects across the UK. The public vote to decide the winner opened today and will run until 27th July – with one winner gets a spot on a BBC One Awards Show.

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