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The Norfolk Rivers Trust was established in 2011 with the objective of conserving and restoring Norfolk rivers and wetland habitats.

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Norfolk Rivers Trust is working on a number of projects around the county. Click on the map to find out what we have done, or what we are doing, near you.

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  • Glaven Bayfield new channel

    At Bayfield, the River Glaven runs through a several hundred metre long brick tunnel, inhospitable to wildlife and difficult for fish to traverse.  We are replacing the tunnel with 1200 m of brand ne

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  • Upper Mun Restoration: Frogshall Wetland Project

    The upper River Mun close to Northrepps suffers from chronic pollution. This has reduced the wildlife diversity in the river, and is almost certainly the cause of the periodic death of fish in a down

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  • River Nar, Emmanuel’s Common

    Emmanuel’s Common Reconnection Project The River Nar has been historically modified for human use, changing its channel size and shape, and in places the river’s course.

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  • Broadland Catchment Partnership

    Since 2012 a group comprising of the Broads Authority, the Environment Agency, National Farmers Union, Anglian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water, The Rivers Trust, Natural England, Norfolk County Council

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  • Upper Nar Silt Trapping

    In the upper sections of the catchment the river turns into a series of ditches. Some think the river begins in Mileham where numerous springs make an appearance, however, water still flows from these

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  • Wiveton River Restoration

    In 2012 and 2013 Norfolk Rivers Trust part funded River Glaven Angling Association / Environment Agency project to restore a section of the River Glaven upstream of Wiveton.  The team constructed so

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  • 9 Chalk Rivers

    In 2012 Norfolk Rivers Trust received £1.3 million pounds from the Environment Agency's Catchment Restoration Fund.  The Trust won this money in partnership with Norfolk Coast AONB, Norfolk County C

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  • River Nar, Sediment Trapping

    What is The River Nar Project?

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust is working with WWF-UK and Coca-Cola collaborating on a UK Freshwater Partnership, which will work on vulnerable UK chalk streams. The

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  • River Nar, West Acre River Restoration

    The Restoration Project

    On Monday the 9 September 2013 river restoration started at West Acre. Norfolk Rivers Drainage Board and Cain Bio-Engineering have teamed up to restore a large sectio

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  • River Nar, Castle Acre River Restoration

    This project was Norfolk Rivers Trust’s first river restoration and all collaboration with partners and contractors went extremely efficiently. The project areas are the subject of ongoing monitorin

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  • River Mun Community Nature Reserve

    One of the main issues raised by the local community was that there was very little access to the river. In partnership with local landowner Eddie Anderson Norfolk Rivers Trust have established a 1

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  • River Nar, Pentney

    The Pentney Restoration Project

    The River Nar has been historically modified for human use, changing its channel size and shape, and in places the river’s course. These changes have negati

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  • River Mun Woodland School

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  • River Hun, Community

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community to restore their river. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on th

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  • Selbrigg Pond

    Selbrigg Pond is one of the largest clean-water sources of the River Glaven.  It is spring fed, and home to a wide range of aquatic wildlife not found in the main river.  We have now restored the cr

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  • River Babingley, Hillington

    Despite centuries of modification, the upper Babingley remains one of the finest stretches of chalk river in Norfolk.  We are currently working on a project stretching downstream of  Hillington, rem

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  • River Nar, Mileham River Restoration Project

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  • River Glaven, Baconsthorpe

       

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  • River Burn, North Creake

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on the ground such as pollut

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  • Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

    It is part of the Norfolk Rivers Trust’s mission to gain the active participation of the community. Stakeholders help us to set objectives, keep us informed about issues on the ground such as pollut

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Glaven Bayfield new channel

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Northrepps Wetland Project

Upper Mun Restoration: Frogshall Wetland Project

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Emmanuel's Common

River Nar, Emmanuel’s Common

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End point of Emmanuel's Common

Broadland Catchment Partnership

Broadland Catchment Partnership

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In-ditch silt trap boards

Upper Nar Silt Trapping

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Wiveton River Restoration

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Castle Acre Common Sediment Trap

River Nar, Sediment Trapping

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Castle Acre Sediment Trap

Sediment Pond, Mileham

Ditch Sediment Trap, Mileham

Lexham Sediment Trap 1

Lexham Sediment Trap 2

Norfolk Farm Produce in-ditch Sediment Trap

South Acre Road Silt Trap

West Acre swale silt trap

West Acre field bund

West Acre Track silt trap

Norfolk Farm Produce silt trap

West Acre River Restoration Starting point

River Nar, West Acre River Restoration

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West Acre River Restoration End point

Castle Acre, river restoration start point

River Nar, Castle Acre River Restoration

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Castle Acre, river restoration end point.

River Mun Community Nature Reserve

River Mun Community Nature Reserve

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Pentney project start point

Pentney project end point

River Mun Woodland School partnership with the Community Nature Reserve

River Mun Woodland School

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Community engagement, River Hun

River Hun, Community

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Selbrigg Pond

Weir removal, River Babingley

River Babingley, Hillington

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River Nar, Mileham River Restoration Project

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River Glaven, Baconsthorpe

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Ipsum

Fencing and tree planting, River Burn

River Burn, North Creake

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Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

Snettisham River Ingol Woody Habitat Project

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LATEST NEWS

Thursday 13 Nov, 2014

Emmanuel’s Common River Restoration Completed

Emmanuel’s Common is a beautiful site and we have enhanced it by restoring the River Nar back to its old meandering channel. The delivery team included WWF and Coca Cola as sponsors, the Norfolk Rivers Trust as planners and supervisors (Helen Mandley ran the project, and Charles Rangeley-Wilson was there to help fret about gradients, planforms… Continue Reading

Tuesday 30 Sep, 2014

Chinese Mitten Crabs in the Glaven

A Chinese Mitten Crab has recently been found in the River Glaven, at Glandford.  This is the first record we know of for Norfolk’s rivers, outside of the wash, and a concern for our native species.  The crabs can tolerate fresh water and can reach very high densities.  They feed on native invertebrate species and… Continue Reading

LATEST EVENT

Tuesday 25 Nov, 2014

Hedgerow Planting – Volunteers needed

Hi all, Our project on Narford Estate is underway and we are pleased with the results so far. The new bank on the first field is completed ready to plant some hedgerow plants. We are looking for volunteers to help with the important task of planting around 2300m of new hedgerow, this will be 11,500… Continue Reading

Wednesday 20 Aug, 2014

Norfolk Rivers Trust Wildlife Fun Day

Come on down to meet and find out more about the environment and wildlife organisations around Norfolk. Click on the poster to see full details. Hope to see you there!  

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