Salix were commissioned to restore part of the river Mimram whilst protecting the local population of water voles and increasing the biodiversity
Coir Rolls Aid Biodiversity Boom
Our Coir Rolls are superb at erosion control and they are also brilliant for wildlife. Wildlife such as Water Voles benefit enormously from the immediate cover that the mature plants provide and also from the carefully thought out planting.
Naturalising Norfolk’s Chalk Rivers
Salix has helped the Norfolk Rivers Trust to improve wildlife habitats on the chalk River Babingley, Hillington Estate near Flitcham, and River Nar at Pentney, near Kings Lynn.
Improving wildlife habitats on the Royal chalk River Babingley
With the help of Salix, the Norfolk Rivers Trust is improving fish and other river wildlife habitats on the River Babingley near Flitcham, one of only two hundred chalk rivers left in the world.
Salix is now Europe’s largest producer of coir fibre rolls
Working directly with ethical, organic and sustainable suppliers in Sri Lanka, each year Salix imports hundreds of tonnes of compressed coir fibres and turns them into Coir Rolls and Pallets at its Thetford nursery in Norfolk.
Salix produce a wide range of pre-established coir pallets planted with high quality native plant species. Coir pallets are composed from coir fibre which is a sustainable waste product from the husk of the coconut shell.
Coir Rolls are an organic living revetment that provide erosion control and rapid vegetation establishment. Salix have developed a range of specific species mixes for use in all types of water bodies.
Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme
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.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
The current harsh winter conditions have frozen our 20 acre constructed wetbeds at our own nursery in Norfolk.
Alix in Wonderland Update
In our previous news item about the emergence of Water Voles at our project in Soham we promised an update on the progress of “Alix”
Habitat Creation Scores In Independent Report
Salix successfully tendered for a project to form a backwater and island in a field adjacent to the Grand Union Canal.
Alix in Wonderland
Over 560m of perched channel in Soham, Cambs was leaking and needed repair. The reach was populated by water vole so a sensitive approach was required in order to create a new habitat as soon as possible.
Client – Van Oord working for the Environment Agency.
Salix are currently working on the Medmerry managed realignment scheme,
Water Vole Habitat Works
Salix successfully tendered for a pilot project to improve marginal vegetation along the River Wandle. The project formed part of a wider scheme to reintroduce water vole to the river.
Grand Union Canal
The project aim was to restore a wetland area on the banks of the Grand Union Canal for the benefit of wildlife and the fishery. The scheme design ensured that no material was taken off site and that particular focus was on creating suitable habitat for Water Voles and amphibian species such as Newts.
Soham Lode Re-visited
An important water vole site at Soham Lode required emergency re-lining of the perched section of the reach (approximately 600m) Following the emergency works, Salix were awarded a Design & Build contract on a competitive bid process…
Water Vole Habitat Mitigation
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…