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Merry Christmas from Norfolk Rivers Trust

2021 has been an action-packed year for our team, with river restoration and habitat creation projects taking place across the whole of Norfolk, including the Stiffkey, Wensum, Yare, Bure and Glaven river catchments. It’s also been a busy year for our Water Sensitive Farming team who visited 90 individual farm sites to improve water quality and quantity, soil health, carbon capture and biodiversity.

With so much exciting work taking place, it’s a challenge to select the highlights… Of course, bringing the dream of reintroducing beavers to reality – in order to improve the health and biodiversity of the headwaters of a chalk river in North Norfolk – was certainly one of them! Other remarkable highpoints include: protecting riverbanks from erosion at a popular spot on the River Yare; improving fish passage along the River Tiffey; creating a 1.2km section of meandering chalk stream for the Stiffkey; facilitating the development of the Wensum Catchment Partnership and Steering Group through NRT’s Wensum Catchment Officer; and working on an innovative trial to explore the effectiveness of green cover mixes on outdoor pig units for factors such as soil nutrient retention and erosion control.

Most of our staff will be taking a break between the 23rd December and 4th January. We hope you’ll be able to enjoy some rest and relaxation too, before joining us in 2022 to continue our mission of healthy rivers for people and wildlife.

The magnitude of the challenge to revive and enhance our rivers is undeniably huge, and we need your help to support our work. By donating to NRT, your contribution will be invested back into our beautiful local freshwater environment. Big or small, your support is greatly received. You can donate here.


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