As we don't have native beavers sometimes we have to take on the role ourselves. So currently we're supporting Mersey Rivers Trust as they 'beaver away' to create leaky dams to manage the river environment.
Installation of leaky dams
Work to construct a series of leaky dams and extensive tree planting along the watercourse on land belonging to William Hammond Ltd has recently been completed. The work is intended to help with flood mitigation to communities downstream of the Brickworks.
Mersey Rivers Trust carried out the construction, and we will work together with them to maintain the dams, taking cuttings and replanting the willow to keep it healthy.
The improved environment should help slow the flow of the stream and help the return of native flora and fauna to the area.
Images taken from the dams as they have started to sprout