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Start Date
01
March, 2013
End Date
31
March, 2014
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River Heacham, Lavender Mill

In early 2014, working with the Environment Agency, the late Dr Nigel Holmes and a team of local volunteers we re-created several hundred metres of river bank habitat next to the car park at Heacham Lavender Mill.  By gently pushing the river banks around we created a more natural channel shape, and, crucially, wet “shoulders” along the edges of the river on which we planted a variety of native plants.  These native species, including marsh marigold, purple loosestrife, fleabane, frog-bit and lesser pond sedge have since flourished, and in turn created a happy environment for native insects, including butterflies and bees, as well as mammals and birds.