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Royal Wharf intertidal reed bed solution
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Intertidal Planting Solution on River Thames

Creating a reed bed on an intertidal part of the Thames river is challenging – but Salix achieved a fantastic result as a consequence of their unique design approach.

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Woodberry reedbeds vegetating
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Woodberry Wetlands is National Lottery Finalist

Woodberry Wetlands from the air Urban wetland is finalist for best Lottery funded project Over the last few years Salix have had the pleasure of constructing a number of London…

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Coir Pallets establishing at Snaith Ponds - Photo by Carys Hutton
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Products Used in Habitat Creation Project With Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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

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Eronet c125 will ensure that the soil behind the Coir Rolls and Pallets does not get washed away whilst plants establish
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The Avenue, Erosion Control & Habitat Creation Within SuDS on Old Contaminated Land

Salix have been appointed as specialist contractors to deal with the erosion control and habitat creation within a SuDS for a mix of housing and business parks at The Avenue

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Naturalising a Stream at Bedlinog

Constant flooding and erosion had been causing some serious problems for Merthyr Tydfil Council who manage an old reclaimed tip site, close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff…

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Well established Coir Rolls by Cliff Carson
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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…

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Cleanleach demonstration
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Leachate Recycling at HTA Conference

As part of its work to help develop the new European-funded Cleanleach leachate purification system, Salix River & Wetlands Services is attending the HTA’s Plant Health Conference at National Agri-Food…

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Water works at Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands by Stephen Ayers The latest stage of the transformation of Walthamstow Wetlands into the largest wetland nature reserve in London will see the creation of new reedbeds to…

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Pre-established coir rolls and pallets
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Bridging the Ecological and Engineering Gap

Bridging the ecological and engineering gap with our effective bio-engineering solutions

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Woodberry Wetlands

Desilting a large reservoir in the heart of London and creating a new wetland habitat. Dredging silts enabled us to create 13,000 square metres of new reed bed

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Olympic wetlands
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Wetland Management Course – NOW FULL

We are hosting a 2 day Practical Wetland, River & Sediment Management Course at our Croxton Park Nursery, Norfolk, 7-8 July 2015 supported by frog environmental and cbec ec-engineering ltd.

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Woodberry Wetlands desilting work
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Woodberry in the Guardian

Wildlife gardening on a colossal scale, The Guardian admires our Woodberry Wetlands work. Desilting large areas of the old reservoirs to create new reedbeds.

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Native plants, reed beds and pond at East Tullos Burn
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Restoring East Tullos Burn

East Tullos Burn project transformed a waterway from a straight, hard-engineered channel, into a natural stream, functional floodplain and wetland habitat.

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New reedbed and wetland area being created
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Wetland Creation for New Wildlife Reserve

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…

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Salix to showcase innovative phosphorus removal techniques

Phosphorus is one of the most common parameters causing a watercourse to fail water quality standards set out under the Water Framework Directive. 

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Naturalising a Stream: Bedlinog

Salix reviewed the options for improving water control and biodiversity at Nant Llwynog stream – an old reclaimed tip site close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff Bargoed…

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Native pond plants supplied for new pond

Salix has helped The Norfolk Hospice create a new pond at its new residential facility in Hillington. As well as providing hundreds of native pond plants, staff from its nursery…

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Salix in CIWEM magazine

We were very fortunate to appear in this month’s CIWEM The Environment Magazine with regards to our work on the Olympic Park Wetlands – the largest ever bioengineering project undertaken…

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Soft bank protection for Getty Estate’s new lake island pavilion

Working with Mace, Salix has helped the Wormsley Estate to construct a stunning new island pavilion on its lake. Sir Paul Getty began restoring the 2,500-acre Wormsley Estate in the…

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Revetments at Midhurst
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Lake Desilting & Biodiversity Improvements at Midhurst’s South Pond

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…

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East Tullos map
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New wetland habitats at East Tullos Burn

Salix has worked with Aberdeen City Council, cbec and Walking-the-Talk to restore the East Tullos Burn in St Fittick’s Park, Torry, transforming it from a straight, hard-engineered channel into a…

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Plant species grown in coir mats
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Salix helps make container plant production more sustainable

Salix has installed the new Cleanleach leachate purfication system at its 20-acre Croxton Park nursery in the Thetford Forest, as part of a European research project. The revolutionary system, which…

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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…

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Olympic Park Wetlands

Salix were involved in making the Olympic Park a reality, when we were awarded the prestigious Tier 2 Contract in 2009 to grow all the wetland and wet wildflower plants…

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BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine
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Floating Island Benefits Wildlife

As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, a large floating wetland island has been built on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park.

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We are the largest grower of native wetland plants in the UK
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Native Wetland Plants

Salix grow a diverse range of native wetland and wildflower plant species from nurseries in South Wales and Norfolk. We are the largest grower of native wetland plants in the…

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We plant our pallets at a high density and grow on at the nursery
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Coir Pallets

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…

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Coir Rolls
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Coir Rolls

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…

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Biohaven floating wetlands support long term mature plant growth
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Royal Parks, Serpentine Lake

BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, Salix have been awarded a contract to create large floating wetland…

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Medmerry Realignment Scheme

The above image is Copyright of The Environment Agency 2013. Medmerry is one of the stretches of coastline most at risk of flooding in southern England. The overall scheme involves…

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BioHaven Innovation

Wetlands are an incredibly valuable environment, both to nature and wider society; BioHaven can offer all of the ecosystem services of a healthy functioning wetland but can be placed in…

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Richmond Park Boardwalk and planting
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Under The Boardwalk

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…

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Olympic Odyssey for Salix

Olympic Park Wetland 2012 We are delighted to finally unveil our role in making the Olympic Park a reality, from our initial involvement way back in 2008, right through to…

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Beginning the reed bed creation at Pens Pond, Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park on behalf of the royal parks
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On Her Majesty’s Service…

Work has commenced at one of our most prestigious locations to date – The Royal Parks. We have been appointed as a result of being able to demonstrate our experience in…

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Wilderness Lake

The Wilderness Lake is an important coarse fishery and recreational resource on the edge of Porthcawl in South Wales. It also functions as a flood storage area for the surrounding…

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Cwmbran Boating Lake
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Cwmbran Boating Lake

The boating lake was a popular local attraction and fishing lake. The lake edges were in bad repair with little or no marginal vegetation. Floating islands were also required to…

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Longham Lakes
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Longham Lakes

Working for Bournemouth & West Hants Water, Salix were appointed as Main Contractor to undertake 2km of bioengineering works to stabilise the shoreline of a new reservoir.

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Foss Dyke Bank Stabilisation

A rise in pleasure boating on the Foss resulted in severe boat wash. Monitoring revealed that the rate of bank erosion was up to 2.5 metres in a year over…

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Papworth Reedbed
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Papworth Reedbeds

After a competitive bid process, Salix designed and built a tertiary treatment reedbed for Anglian Water at their Papworth STW. Salix partnered with Pete Worrall of Penny Anderson Associates and…

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Completed site with new wetland planting
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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. The aim was to restore a wetland area on…

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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…

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Medmerry
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Medmerry

Client – Van Oord working for the Environment Agency. Salix are currently working on the Medmerry managed realignment scheme, creating new water vole habitats and reedbeds. We are establishing habitat using…

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Building with nature
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Building with Nature

Salix Building With Nature Salix River and Wetlands Ltd has expanded its UK operations to include Clearwater Environmental Contracting Ltd in order to strengthen its specialist dredging and wetlands contracting…

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Salwarpe Reedbed

As part of a new large reedbed creation project Salix contract grew and planted out 125,000 reed plants grown from local provenance seed stock. Seed was hand collected and processed…

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Twycross Zoo Wetlands

As Principle contractor, Salix constructed a 3 hectare wetland system to provide waste water treatment and habitat creation. 18 integrated ponds, wet grassland, reedbeds and ditches were constructed for Twycross…

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Locke Park Lake
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Locke Park Lake

Locke Park Lake had become silted to the point that it could no longer be safely used for boating. Salix were employed as main contractor to de-silt the lake…

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Dredging in front of Lichfield Cathedral
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Beacon Park

Salix were employed by main contractor Casey to undertake the restoration work to Beacon Pool for Lichfield Council on this Heritage lottery funded project.

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A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese
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Upper Lake, Perton

A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese which created public health & safety issues.

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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…

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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…

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Floating Islands

Floating Islands provide valuable ecological habitat, fish refuge cover and water purification within open water environments. Salix supply and install floating islands and can incorporate a diverse range of flowering…

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