England’s rivers in dire straits
Friday September 18th, 2020
Data from the Environment Agency has revealed that just 14% of England’s rivers are of good ecological status, the same as in 2016, and 0% are of good chemical status.
What does this mean?
This means that none of England’s rivers can be considered healthy, a truly devastating reality, since rivers have to meet good ecological and chemical standards to achieve the overall good designation.
Read The Rivers Trust’s full press release to find out more.
What is Norfolk Rivers Trust doing about this?
Protecting our rivers is a constant but hugely rewarding battle; there is always more work to be done, people to engage with, and funding required. Some of our current projects involve:
- Restoring our aquatic habitats to a natural state to increase long-term resilience.
- Providing nature-based solutions to man-made problems such as the creation of integrated constructed wetlands to filter sewage effluent discharge.
- Building trusted relationships with landowners and farmers to find solutions for reducing pollution through our Water Sensitive Farming Initiative.
- Working with schools and communities to foster good water stewards and inspire individual action.
If you’d like to support us in our mission, please visit https://norfolkriverstrust.org/support-us/