Eels and wetland wildlife to get £1.6m boost

Eels and wetland wildlife to get £1.6m boost

by Angling Times |

EELS are just one of the species that are set to benefit from a new £1.6m conservation project in Norfolk.

Under the National Trust-funded project, clusters of wetland, ditches and ponds will be constructed beside the Upper River Bure – which is one of only 200 chalk streams in the world and feeds into the Broads – to create wildlife corridors that will also benefit trout, toads, water voles and dragonflies.

Work will also be carried out to return the river, which down the years has been artificially deepened and widened, to a more meandering pattern. To help the process, 8,000 trees will be planted along its length to slow the speed at which water runs into it during heavy rainfall.

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