Enthusiastic volunteers make a dam good start on Bulbourne restoration

Box Moor Trust volunteers at work PNL-150708-112046001
Box Moor Trust volunteers at work PNL-150708-112046001

A project to Bring Back The Bulbourne is starting to take shape.

The Bulbourne is a rare chalk stream, which is listed internationally as a priority habitat for restoration.

Over the centuries, it has been heavily modified for the benefit of local industry, the building of the canal and to drain the adjacent fields.

An exciting new project aims to restore the original narrow and winding course, provide a wider range of habitats for wildlife and make it a more attractive place for walkers on the Moors.

A group of Box Moor Trust volunteers kickstarted the project last week by building a dam out of branches to deflect and speed up the flow of water.

These structures are recognised as an excellent way of making the bankside habitat more valuable to wildlife and helping plants to grow in the river itself.

Later this year, further work will be taking place along selected sections of the river between Station Moor and Two Waters Road

To find out how to get involved in the project, see www.boxmoortrust.org.uk