River Stort

This project has allowed the successful restoration of 500m of river channel with 2000m2 of scrub being removed allowing for the same area of reedbed to be restored.

Following this work and with some additional ditching works, this site is now considered suitable to act as a receptor site for a water vole translocation and will be receiving animals in 2015.

Sawbridgeworth Marsh is an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve and the work carried out here was managed by EWT, funded By Natural England and administered by Groundwork as part of the delivery of the Lee catchment Nature Improvement Area.


River Stort

WFD water body status


Project type

Wetland Project

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Website key stakeholders:

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust