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Scoping out Habitat Opportunities in Sheffield's Porter Brook

Continuing with the recent theme of the radical deculverting and habitat improvement work on Sheffield's Porter Brook - here is a quick update on a day spent walking and talking about potential further opportunities. The morning and some of the afternoon was spent in the company of Jerome Masters (EA Fisheries) in a combination of searching out potential sites to assess and then discussing options along with Sam Thorn and Jack Foxall of Sheffield City Council.

The series of short sections might be possible to combine with some more planned deculverting work on another City Centre Tributary (The Sheaf) for further improvements to the connectivity of the Don Catchment - and also the quality and variety of available river corridor habitat.

It will be my job in the coming weeks to come up with a variety of optional scenarios for each of the sites. Depending on the various constraints of either funding, available surrounding land and existing infrastructure - there could be several op…

People Power in Tackling Pollution of Urban Streams: SERT Hogsmill Shows the Way

One year into the Hogsmill Pollution Patrol - 470 reports of pollution being followed up.

Read all about it here:

http://www.southeastriverstrust.org/happy-anniversary-to-the-hogsmill-pollution-patrol/